Ahead of the 2018 NFL Draft, the Pittsburgh Steelers have reportedly been fielding calls about talented receiver Martavis Bryant.
ESPN’s Dan Graziano wrote the following in a column discussing five players who could be traded before the draft ends.
“…Pittsburgh has been quietly listening to offers over the past couple of months. Part of the holdup has been that some of the league’s more receiver-needy teams, such as Baltimore and New England, are rivals to whom the Steelers wouldn’t want to trade such a talented player. Pittsburgh is a win-now team that believes Bryant can help it win in 2018, so the offer has to be good.”
Bryant wanted to be traded last year, but the Steelers ultimately kept him around. He was disgruntled last year that rookie JuJu Smith-Schuster took over as the No. 2 guy behind Antonio Brown, but that proved to be a wise move by Pittsburgh. Smith-Schuster caught 58 passes for 917 yards and seven touchdowns, while Bryant ended up catching 50 passes for 603 yards and three touchdowns as a complementary player.
Now, with other needs to fill, the Steelers are apparently hoping another team is high enough on Bryant to pour draft capital into their coffers.