The Pittsburgh Steelers' Greatest Draft Selection of Each Round (Super Bowl Era)

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The Pittsburgh Steelers' Greatest Draft Selection of Each Round (Super Bowl Era)
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The Pittsburgh Steelers have performed admirably in the NFL Draft during the Super Bowl Era, promoting many legendary players from the collegiate ranks to all-pro professionals and, lastly, more than a handful of those into Hall of Fame members. 

In 1974, the Black and Gold put together what is largely considered to be the finest draft class in NFL history, bringing the talented likes of Lynn Swann, John Stallworth, Mike Webster, and Jack Lambert to the Steel City.

Looking at more recent selections, one can see the six-time Super Bowl winning franchise has "still got it."  In fact, one can attest with relative ease to the fact that no top tier draftee in Pittsburgh has been wasted in recent seasons.  Troy, Heath, Ben, Maurkice, and other top draft selections are so renowned in the 'Burgh that they are referred to often by first name only.

This list doesn't stop with celebrating first round talent.  This is a selection of the finest players to ever be drafted by the Rooney family in each round of the NFL Draft in the modern era.  The time for eligibility in this selection process begins in 1966 until the current date.

In keeping with the current structure, one dynamic player will be chosen as the best team selection for each of seven rounds.  However, noting that the draft has been as long as twenty rounds in this time frame, we will also look back at the three greatest Steelers to be called upon by the team after round seven.

One thing is certain: a draft class made up of these studs could turn the fortunes of any fledgling franchise almost immediately. 

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