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