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Steelers considering major move before Draft

Will they be trading up?

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By now, you know that the Pittsburgh Steelers currently hold the No. 17 overall selection in the upcoming 2023 National Football League Draft, which will officially be kicking off later this month from Kansas City, Missouri. 

And currently, it's the Chicago Bears who hold the No. 9 overall selection; they originally had the first overall but dropped to their current spot in a trade with the Carolina Panthers that saw wide receiver D.J. Moore change locations. 

Could the Steelers be eying the 9th pick that the Bears have right now? Don't be surprised to see a trade go down prior to the festivities. 

According to E.J. Snyder of Windy City Gridiron and Bootleg Football, the Steelers and Bears have had discussions regarding a deal. 

“Bears-Steelers is possible,” Snyder said in a live stream on his Youtube page on Monday. “They’ve talked about it. I know they’ve talked about it. It’s by no means assured. Trust me, every team is talking to every team. … It’s not any sort of indicator that’s bound to happen. They have had that discussion.”

“The most likely connect-the-dots moment is that Pittsburgh needs an offensive tackle and they go up for one because there’s one they like that will be gone by the time they pick at 17,” Snyder continued. 

The Bears and Steelers already have made a trade since new general manager Ryan Poles took over in the Windy City. 

“Poles knows he needs a lot of players and moving down from nine to 17 gets him a good one plus some additional picks, whatever they negotiate,” Snyder said. “There is an example of how it works for both sides.”

Keep your eyes peeled for further developments, Steelers fans! 

Source: Steelers Now