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Report of the Steelers receiving a 6th round pick for Ross Cockrell false, remains a 7th round pick

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The Giants received Ross Cockrell, and the Steelers received a draft pick, but there is some dispute over what round the draft pick is in.

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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.

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

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