Potential Trade Package: Picks No. 49 (Round 2) and No. 120 (Round 4)
Pittsburgh tried things with Devin Bush and it didn’t totally work, so how about another attempt with a different Devin — one that’s been to the Pro Bowl and won a Super Bowl?
White landing with the Steelers would be an embarrassment of riches for a defense that always seems to turn guys over and hardly miss a beat. It says a lot that Mike Tomlin has yet to have a losing season despite everything lining up for such a thing to happen last year. Pittsburgh started a rookie quarterback after trotting out Mitchell Trubisky — and then going back to him — and traded one of their top receivers at the deadline, yet the team barely missed the playoffs. That’s insane leadership and is the type of coaching that would undoubtedly unlock the absolute best in White.
If White can tap back into the guy he was in 2020, the Steelers are getting a superstar that could anchor the defense for the next decade and become one of the best great players in franchise history.
One sneaky offer the Bucs could try to swing is a straight-up deal for the No. 32 pick. This would have been the 33rd pick in the draft had the Miami Dolphins not forfeited their first rounder due to the Brian Flores investigation. Picks at the beginning of the second round essentially function as bonus first-rounders but this year it means legitimately picking in a first-round slot even if it’s a Day 2 pick.
It’s a tough ask to try and land a high pick for White, but this seems like a decent shot to take with the worst that can happen being the Steelers say no.