PITTSBURGH (93-7 The Fan) — Steelers General Manager Kevin Colbert saying with the 17th overall pick in the NFL Draft on Thursday, “We don’t envision anyone coming in and having an impact in year one. We never do.”
Although Colbert, who held a joint news conference with head coach Mike Tomlin on Monday added, “You have to have production from rounds one, two and three and when you don’t, you have a hole. That will be the expectation for whomever we end up with.”
Colbert says they don’t envision movement from their draft slot in the first round.
“What comes to us at 17, who knows,” he said. “I doubt that we move up, I think the more picks that we have the better, in this draft particularly. There will be a good player at 17, there is no question about that.”
Colbert won’t talk about individual players in the draft and said there is a chance they could add a free agent or two depending on how this weekend’s draft plays out.
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