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Steelers Trades: Players acquired for draft picks over the years

Steelers trades: Edwards brought little in return

The Steelers missed out on three wide receivers before selecting Troy Edwards with the 13th overall pick in 1999. They got pennies in return for him just a few years later.

Steelers trades: A move that landed the DROY in 01

The Steelers traded up in the second round of the 2001 NFL Draft to acquire future NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year Kendrell Bell.

Steelers Trades: Bringing back Leftwich

It was a small price to pay to complete the Steelers' offseason of bringing the band back together. Leftwich joined Antwaan Randle El, Larry Foote and Bryant McFadden and previously departed Steelers who came back that year.

Steelers trades: Appleton for Dial a disaster

It will go down as one of the worst trades in Steelers history.

Steelers trades: Grabbing the Sharknado

The Steelers pulled off a rare inter-division trade during the 2013 NFL Draft, dealing a third round pick in 2014 to move up in the 2013 draft and select Shamarko Thomas.

Steelers trades: Moving down to grab The Big Snack

The Steelers moved down to take one of the most important players in team history.

Steelers trades: Bringing back McFadden nets Brown

The Steelers were looking to re-establish depth at cornerback, and along with doing that, they replaced their star wide receiver.

Steelers trades: Giving up picks for Colclough

The Steelers were 1-for-2 in the first two rounds of the 2004 NFL Draft. They hit a home run with Ben Roethlisberger in the first round, but the trade-up in the second round for Ricardo Colclough was a swing and a miss.

Steelers trades: Moving up for a legend

The Steelers moved from the 29th pick in the 2003 NFL Draft to the 16th in order to grab one of the best players in franchise history.

Steelers trades: Moving up for Santonio

The Steelers moved from the last pick in the first round of the 2006 NFL Draft to take a future Super Bowl MVP.

Steelers trades: Picking up Joey Porter

The Steelers would net an impressive haul in two mid-round picks from the 1999 Draft, one the result of a trade with the Minnesota Vikings.

Steelers trade: Staat 'surprise' selection in 1998

Steelers defensive coordinator Jim Haslett even told Jeremy Staat he wasn't a good fit after Pittsburgh executed a trade with the New York Jets for the 47th pick in the 1998 NFL Draft. The fact the Steelers took him anyway revealed a major disconnect

Steelers trades: Bettis For Nothing deal with Rams

The Pittsburgh Steelers, for lack of a better term, ripped off the St. Louis Rams in a draft-day deal that sent Bettis to Pittsburgh for a mid-round pick and swapped second round picks. A revitalization for the Steelers, a black eye for the Rams.