The do’s and don’ts for the Steelers 2020 draft selections

General manager Kevin Colbert of the Pittsburgh Steelers (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images) *** Local Capture *** Kevin Colbert
General manager Kevin Colbert of the Pittsburgh Steelers (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images) *** Local Capture *** Kevin Colbert /
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ARLINGTON, TX – APRIL 26: The Pittsburgh Steelers logo is seen on video board during the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft at AT&T Stadium on April 26, 2018, in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images) /

Do: Trade back

This is one of the easiest ways to get more picks in this draft. While the Steelers aren’t usually an active team on draft night, they could try to move back a little in an attempt to acquire more picks. While this takes two to tango, if a decent offer is made for pick 49, the Steelers should at least be open to listening.

There are a lot of talented positions that are deep, but the Steelers don’t need them with their top pick. The prime example is WR (more on this later), where the team needs more depth as the starters are mostly set.

If a top talent falls to 49 and a WR needy team offers a trade, it may behoove the team to accept it. If the Steelers could parlay this into another 3rd rounder somehow, it would give them more options to fill out their depth chart.

This isn’t to say the Steelers have to desperately try to trade back. If there is a player on the board that they like and think is more valuable than what they would net in the trade, by all means, they should select him. The Steelers shouldn’t feel like they have to pick at 49 though, especially if a good deal comes their way.

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