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Top 10 Steelers Draft Picks Not Taken In The First Round

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By Steve Spooner

With The 2015 NFL Draft mere days away, I’m sure you have all heard that the Steelers are a team to watch on day two and three because of their penchant for late round magic.

The reason is because the team has drafted 8 Hall of Fame Players after round one. That number is sure to grow with the likes of Hines Ward, and maybe even Brett Keisel. Not to mention guys like Andy Russell, and Rocky Bleier, who were key cogs to the teams of the 1970’s.

Many may not know that the Steelers drafted Johnny Unitas in the 9th round in 1955. The Steelers have definitely had success after round one, my job is to give you what I believe is the top 10, which is no easy task.

Before I give you the top 10, I’ll give you the best of the rest:

Rocky Bleier: Drafted in the 16th round pick 417 in 1968

John Henry Johnson: Drafted in 1953 Round 2 pick 18

L.C. Greenwood: Drafted in 1969 Round 10 pick 238

Dwight White: Drafted in 1971, Round 4, pick 104

Mike Merriweather: Drafted in 1982, Round 3, Pick 70

Greg Lloyd: Drafted 1987, Round 6, Pick 150

Aaron Smith: Drafted 1999, Round 4, Pick 109

Ike Taylor: Drafted 2003, Round 4, Pick 125

Antonio Brown: Drafted 2010, Round 6, Pick 195

Now on to the hard part, the Top 10 Steelers Draft Picks Not Taken in Round 1:

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Matt Loede has been in the sports media for over 16 years, with experience covering the MLB, NBA, and NFL. On Sunday’s during football season, you can hear Matt on national networks like Fox Sports Radio, Associated Press, and others. Born and raised in Cleveland Ohio, Matt studies and talks football inside and out, and is anxious to share his thoughts and comments with readers on a daily basis.



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