Pittsburgh Steelers' Early-Round Draft Picks Contributing to Abysmal Season

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Pittsburgh Steelers' Early-Round Draft Picks Contributing to Abysmal Season
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The Pittsburgh Steelers have always been known for their great success in the draft, even though they routinely pick toward the bottom of the first round.

Lately though, it’s their lack of hits in the early rounds that has really hampered the team and greatly contributed to disappointment we've see on the field this season.

This article is written in complete hindsight, and I’ll point out players taken around the same time the Steelers chose in the draft who I personally liked or have had early success in their careers.

It’s hard to single out a few picks as the reason the Steelers are in the shape they are in, yet we’d be having a much different conversation if these guys had panned out or would develop a little faster.

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