Steelers news: Kevin Dotson trade scenario, final pre-draft visits, and more

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We are now less than two weeks away from the kickoff of the 2023 NFL Draft. Hardcore Pittsburgh Steelers fans are going to have a hard time reeling in their excitement this year, as Mike Tomlin's team owns three picks inside the top 50 selections this year.

As Pittsburgh is putting the finishing touches on their pre-draft visit list, trade rumors and possible draft-day trade scenarios are swirling. Here's the latest Steelers news.

Steelers news:

Recently, Bryan DeArdo of CBS Sports detailed some potential trade scenarios the Pittsburgh Steelers could make during the first round of the NFL Draft. In addition to a pair of scenarios that involve moving back to pick 21 and jumping back into the first round with their second-round capital, DeArdo claims that the Steelers could use OG Kevin Dotson as trade bait.

In this scenario, DeArdo believes that packaging Dotson together with the 17th overall pick might be enough for Pittsburgh to move up to the 13th or 14th overall pick in the draft, at which point, they could take a sliding offensive tackle or cornerback. This might be a bit optimistic for a guard who is sure to move to the bench this season, but Dotson does have two years of starting experience and should have some of his best football ahead of him.

More Steelers news:

In other Steelers news, Pittsburgh is rounding out their pre-draft visit list. Yesterday, Bowling Green DT Karl Brooks and West Virginia WR Bryce Ford-Wheaton were in the facility to meet with the Steelers.

With these additions to the top-30 visit list, the Steelers have now had meetings with 30 players. However, two of these players (CB Joey Porter Jr. and WR Bryce Ford Wheaton) were considered local visits that do not count towards the team's total visits. With under two weeks remaining, Pittsburgh can use a maximum of 2 more visits on non-local players.

NFL news:

The Washington Commanders have reached an agreement with the Philadelphia 76ers and New Jersey Devils owner, Josh Harris, to sell the NFL franchise. The agreement has the Commanders being sold for $6 billion, according to CBS Sports. This deal becomes the most expensive franchise sale in NFL history. Washington gets its new owner.

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