Steelers could package Wormley into the deal
While I am not overly convinced that the Steelers will be willing to give up a first-round pick, this option does alleviate some of the cost of the trade. In return, the team has to shed some of their bodies along the defensive line. That said, the defensive line is one of the deepest groups on the team and could survive with one less player there.
Instead of trading a first and another pick, the Steelers get to recoup a fourth-round pick in the process. Again, I find it hard to believe that Khan will be willing to trade away his first pick as a general manager, but he would get to land a top player at linebacker. At the bare minimum, this deal is far less costly than the previously mentioned one.
In return, Chris Wormley is added in to boost this deal. Coming off of a career year, the Steelers likely don’t want to part ways with the veteran. Considering he is in the final year of his deal and both Larry Ogunjobi and DeMarvin Leal have looked good in camp, the team can afford to trade him. In doing so, they get Smith at a slight discount.