Report: Steelers/Redskins Had Draft Day Deal In Place

By: Mike Vukovcan

Pittsburgh (KDKA)- Jim Wexell of Steel City Insider is reporting that the Steelers and Washington Redskins had a 2011 NFL Draft trade agreed upon, but the player was gone.

Wexell said that Washington Redsksins Owner Dan Snyder appeared on Sirius/XM Radio this week and said the trade would’ve given the Steelers the 16th overall pick. The trade didn’t happen because the player the Steelers wanted was off the draft board.

It appears as though that player was Florida guard Mike Pouncey, who was drafted 15th by the Miami Dolphins.

The Redskins eventually traded that 16th pick to Jacksonville, who drafted Missouri quarterback Blaine Gabbert.

It’s likely the Steelers would’ve also given at least their 2nd-round pick to Washington.

The Steelers went on to draft Ohio State DE Cameron Heyward in the 1st round and Marcus Gilbert in the 2nd round.

  • Honeylmalik

    That would have been a really great move for the Steelers & 2 brothers & could have also proved awsome in 2011. God Bless !

  • Chris

    Thank God this didn’t happen. They would’ve had to give up the farm to move up that far. And guards really don’t make much difference. This report has me seriously questioning Kevin Colbert.

  • robert

    Chis you are in need of a mental health professional. John Hannah, Gene Upshaw, Larry Little, Alan Faneca, Jerry Kramer, Russ Grimm, Bruce Mathews, Dan Dierdorf , any of these Guards do anything to aid their teams in Championships?

    • MyronStinks

      You are very typical stupid steeler fan. They have an lod defensive line and need to replace the parts idiot.

      • Jeremy

        A “lod” defensive line? What the hell? Speaking of stupid, proofread/edit your post before you submit, dummy. And that first sentence, Myron? It doesn’t make grammatical sense (missing an entire word) and it also contains an uncapitalized proper noun. You are a very typical and irrational Steeler hater, dummy.

      • MyronStinksPart2

        Now come on, Myron did stink Mr. English teacher. Steelers fans are dum dums. They do have an lod defensive line. (Lod means large old ducks.) Me no dummy. Dummies are for crash testing in cars. I havn’t been crash tested for awhile.

        Myron sounded drunk alot little Mr. English teacher.

      • MyronStinksPart2

        Me forgot letter “e” in haven’t – so sorry Mr. English. Steeler fans are still stupid yinzers who are very drunk at games my friend.

  • Pittsburgh Steelers Weekly Discussion Thread | Steelers Lounge

    […] I’m sure Pouncey is a fine prospect and can have a wonderful career, but it goes back to the Julio Jones discussion with the Falcons and Browns. Yes, he’s a great prospect, but is he worth five other prospects? Same thing here. If the Steelers would have struck that deal — or a similar deal — and selected Pouncey they would have likely given up their second-and fifth-round picks, along with their first-round selection. Would you trade Cameron Heyward, Marcus Gilbert and Chris Carter for Mike Pouncey right now? I wouldn’t. [CBS Pittsburgh] […]

  • Did The Steelers Try to Trade up and Draft Mike Pouncey?

    […] 16, 2011 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 […]

  • D.C.

    The fourth paragraph is incorrect. The Redskins used the 16th pick to select Ryan Kerrigan. It was the 10th pick that was traded to Jacksonville.

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