Previously, we discussed the 12 players worthy of being drafted with the No. 17 pick by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 2013 NFL draft.
Now let’s look at seven more players the Steelers could take in the first round, but only if they trade down from No. 17. These players come with some questions, so if the Steelers draft them, they’ll need to hedge their bets by acquiring more picks in the later rounds and tapping into this draft’s depth.
One anonymous general manager told Mike Freeman of CBSSports.com “There will be 13-15 players picked in the first round that are true first-rounders.”
If the Steelers share that sentiment, or if that GM behind the curtain is Kevin Colbert, then there’s a good chance one of the 19 players examined in these two articles will be drafted by the Steelers in the first round.
The players are listed in the order the Steelers should take them.