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Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Quentin Groves: Steelers allude to trading down from #23 pick

Steelers unlikely to trade up in NFL draft - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: "For starters, the Steelers aren't in the business of revealing their draft secrets to the rest of the NFL. For another, Colbert said the top of this year's draft remains a mystery.
In fact, Colbert said this draft could be as unpredictable as any in recent memory.
Whether he was referring to trades or teams making surprising picks, Colbert left the door open for several different scenarios leading up to the Steelers' selection at No. 23.
Some of the players who could be on the Steelers' first-round wish list include North Carolina defensive tackle Kentwan Balmer, Boston College tackle Gosder Cherilus, Auburn defensive end/linebacker Quentin Groves, Oregon running back Jonathan Stewart and Oklahoma receiver Malcolm Kelly.
'This is one draft, at this stage, I don't think we've got a handle on a position or one player,' Colbert said. 'Sometimes you can get that feel. But this year I think there's going to be a lot of variables that's going to happen in front of us. We're not going to lock our knees. We'll be very flexible and try to adjust accordingly.'
Refusing to discuss specific players, Colbert said the draft is unusually deep at tackle, with versatile linemen who can play right and left tackle, and others who who can play tackle and guard. The draft is also strong at running back and cornerback, Colbert said.
Colbert said the Steelers won't pass on a player in the first round just because there are other good players at that position"

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