Did The Steelers Try to Trade up and Draft Mike Pouncey?
It is being reported that Redskins owner Dan Synder told Sirius/XM Radio that his team had a deal in place with the Steelers to trade their 16th overall pick in last month’s draft. However, the deal apparently fell through when the player that the Steelers wanted to select had already been taken. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to put everything together and determine that they Steelers wanted to select OG Mike Pouncey, who was selected the spot ahead, at # 15 by the Miami Dolphins. We guess this report saying the Steelers would “exhaust all options” to draft Mike Pouncey wasn’t as far off as we thought.
UPDATE: Steelers writer Jim Wexell has since apologized for generating this, now apparently false, story. Read more here.