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Steelers invade UT

http://blogs.nfl.com/2011/03/29/steelers-look-to-austin-for-defensive-help/?module=HP_spotlight

So, it seems Mike Tomlin, Kevin Colbert, and the entire Steelers defensive staff, along with I assume their wives, kids, grandmothers, and pets, showed up at the Texas Pro Day. There's a lot of prospects there, but I imagine Curtis Brown and Aaron Williams were the big draws. Brown is strictly a round 2 prospect, but Aaron Williams seems to be a contender for our first pick.

I was wondering what everyone's thoughts were on Williams at 31. He's versatile and athletic - most people think he's capable of playing safety or corner. We could use a little help with both, and with that kind of ability he's likely to see the field early. Still, I wonder if it is wise to take him at 31 when we could probably trade down and grab him a bit later and pick up some more talent. There's also a chance that Williams is going to be our best option left at 31 - I could easily see all the top linemen on both sides of the ball being gone, along with all the top corners (obviously), leaving us in the interesting position of having no one we really want and who is worth the 31st pick, except Williams.

So what do you all think? Do we take Williams, or trade down? I've been a proponent of trading down a lot on this board, because I think this is an incredibly deep draft class with lots of value in rounds 2-4, and a possible dearth of options at 31.

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