AFC West blogger Bill Williamson says that a deal could make sense "at the right price". Oakland, who does not have a 1st round draft pick this year after spending it to get Richard Seymour from New England, would surely be looking for one in return for Asomugha. Would it make sense for the Steelers to seriously pursue him? The defense still lacks a true "shut down" corner and the position is still one of the weaker spots on the roster.
Asamugha's contract runs through the 2011 season and if the Steelers are truly interested in improving the secondary, there would be no better way to do so than adding the (in my opinion) best cornerback in the league. Parting with a 1st round pick is not desirable, but if the Steelers end up picking where they want, it would be a very low pick while the quality of cornerbacks in each draft has gone down each year. With probably only 3 excellent CB prospects in the draft (Patrick Peterson, Janorice Jenkins and Amukamara), the Steelers wouldn't be in a position to draft any.
Would you want to see the Steelers pursue Asomugha, and if so, what would you be willing to part with? Or would you rather see them simply hold on to the draft pick(s)?