It could also open up possible trade avenues at that spot, should any of the more coveted quarterbacks fall within that range.
The Bucs are currently slated to select seventh right now, with the possibility of them selecting a quarterback, but a stronger likelihood of taking a defensive player or wide receiver.
Even if McCown's deal is only for two years, the presence of 2013 third round pick Mike Glennon there strongly suggests they'd target other needs earlier.
But when quarterbacks stay on the board, trades happen.
The Steelers would be on the board seven picks after that, and there are enough quality quarterbacks in the middle-tiered group (Derek Carr and Jimmy Garoppolo in particular) who could be attractive trade devices for a needy team.
With a lot of depth in this draft, and being down a third round pick, trading down would make sense for the Steelers, provided they can find the right partner and the right price. u