4 realistic trade scenarios for Steelers to draft a top QB

Malik Willis #7 of the Liberty Flames. (Photo by G Fiume/Getty Images)
Malik Willis #7 of the Liberty Flames. (Photo by G Fiume/Getty Images) /
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Malik Willis #QB16 of the Liberty Flames. (Photo by Justin Casterline/Getty Images) /

Steelers trade scenario #2

Trading that high with the Jets will ensure that the team gets their pick at quarterback. An equally realistic scenario is that the Steelers are comfortable with either of the top quarterbacks in the class. This opens the door for a more flexible trade partner in the other New York team, as the Giants will also likely try to move back this year as they have two picks in the top seven of the draft.

This trade would break down as so: Pittsburgh has a similar grade between Pickett and Willis, and after the Panthers take whoever to be their franchise passer, the Steelers look to jump the Seahawks and Falcons, who will certainly be targeting franchise passers. If the team wants one of the two top guys, they will need to have a pick before seventh overall.

This trade is a bit less expensive as a result of waiting two spots. The Giants move back 13 spots in exchange for a first-round pick next year. While losing your first-round pick is tough in a trade, having the ability to select one of the top two prospects will require an aggressive move like that. You have a little less flexibility, but you still get to land a top quarterback in the draft.