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Kelvin Colbert: Steelers didn't discuss Maxx Williams

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When the Ravens traded up three spots to draft tight end Maxx Williams at No. 55 overall, multiple reports out of Pittsburgh suggested the Steelers had their sights set on the former University of Minnesota star with the 56th pick.

According to that narrative, Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome swooped in for the steal on a division rival.

Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert directly refuted that version of events in his post-draft press conference.

"In difference to what was reported, Senquez was targeted to be picked in the second round," Colbert said, via Steelers Depot. "Without a doubt, we were going to come out of that round with a corner, and it was never a discussion. In fact, we tried to trade up to secure Senquez Golson, just to set the record straight."

Draft season is sanctioned lying season in the NFL, so we might never know the Steelers' true intentions. In Colbert's defense, the Steelers immediately turned in the Golson selection, suggesting he was indeed their target.

Although a Heath Miller successor was widely viewed as a team need, it wasn't as much of a priority as upgrading at cornerback and outside linebacker.

Newsome downplayed the notion that he pulled one over on Colbert, adding that he has "no idea what Pittsburgh is doing" during the draft.

"We get to a point where we feel it's time to go get a player, we wait through three or four picks, and then I get a little antsy," Newsome explained, via the Ravens' official website. "When you've got ammunition, you just go and get the player. It wouldn't have mattered who was picking at that spot for us to move up and get the guy."

As it turns out, Colbert might have been the one besting Newsome in the draft's first two rounds.

Newsome "cringed" and the Ravens war room "groaned" when the Steelers selected outside linebacker Bud Dupree at No. 22 overall, per the Ravens' official web site.

Dupree was one of the players Baltimore was considering with the 26th pick.

If Colbert is to believed, he not only snatched Dupree away from the Ravens but also coaxed Newsome into giving up an extra draft pick to nab a tight end the Steelers weren't even targeting at that point in the draft.

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