Grading Mike Tomlin's Drafts as Pittsburgh Steelers Head Coach

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Grading Mike Tomlin's Drafts as Pittsburgh Steelers Head Coach
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A coach gets too much credit when a team wins and too much blame when a team loses. 

Same thing goes for draft picks. In fact, much about the draft is a roll of the dice. Few players are a can't- miss pick.

While some luck is involved with drafting players, however, a consistent trend of good or bad drafts shows either a prescient talent to see what's possible or an absolute incompetence blinded from reality.

Added into the equation is the role of the front office, namely the general manager, who can have a significant impact on draft-day decision-making.

In Pittsburgh, the head coach and general manager have a symbiotic relationship. Former head coach Bill Cowher worked well with current GM Kevin Colbert, leading to such franchise-changing picks as Ben Roethlisberger and Troy Polamalu.

How well has Tomlin worked with Colbert? Let's take a look.

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