3 trade-down possibilities for Steelers in the 2022 NFL Draft
By Shayne Kubas
Chiefs trade picks 29, 94, and 103 for Steelers pick 20 and 225
This is a nearly identical trade to what the Buccaneers could offer, but the Steelers get more value overall with two third-rounders instead of a third and fourth. The Chiefs may not be as interested in a trade as the Buccaneers could be, but there is a scenario that could trigger them to make this move.
With the decision to trade away Tyreek Hill looming large, the Chiefs are in the market for more talent at receiver. If one of the top receivers on their board begins to fall, it’s a real possibility that they could look to move up and secure that player.
The Steelers could also be in the market for one of the top receivers, but their track record of success drafting receivers later in the draft makes this trade hard to pass up. Like the Buccaneers trade, they get to stay in the first round and could still get an impact player. They also would have the ammunition to move up in the second round if a player they really like falls out of the first, or they could stay put and fill a lot of holes.
The Chiefs are certainly not afraid to give up draft capital to get the players they really want. The Steelers should try and take advantage of that and make this move if it’s on the table.