Well, that didn’t last long.
Recently, the Pittsburgh Steelers faithful heard of the draft pick they received from the New York Giants for Ross Cockrell being moved to a 6th round pick, rather than a 7th, due to Cockrell playing more than expected in 2017.
This would give the Steelers a draft pick in the 6th round, where they currently are without any picks, but a recent report from our friends at Big Blue View, SB Nation’s Giants website, stating the Giants organization told them the pick is still a 7th, not a 6th.
The New York Giants will surrender a seventh-round pick to the Pittsburgh Steelers in exchange for last season’s acquisition of cornerback Ross Cockrell. That information, which comes directly from the Giants, runs counter to a claim on the Steelers’ website that the conditional pick had become a sixth-rounder.
Shortly after hearing the Giant’s rebuttal, Bob Labriola, of Steelers.com, took to Twitter to announce his statement regarding the change of compensation being a 6th round pick was indeed false.
In the Feb. 15 installment of Asked and Answered, I wrote that the #Steelers will receive a sixth-round draft pick for trading Ross Cockrell to the #NewYorkGiants. That was incorrect. The compensation is a seventh-round pick.— Bob Labriola (@BobLabriola) February 21, 2018
The Steelers’ 2018 NFL Draft picks:
- Round 1: 28th pick
- Round 2: 28th pick
- Round 3: 28th pick
- Round 4: None
- Round 5: 11th pick from San Francisco, 28th pick
- Round 6: None
- Round 7: 2nd pick from the New York Giants, 28th pick
Stay tuned to BTSC for the latest news and notes regarding the black-and-gold.