7 Biggest Draft-Day Mistakes in Pittsburgh Steelers History

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7 Biggest Draft-Day Mistakes in Pittsburgh Steelers History
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The draft is the lifeblood of any successful NFL franchise, and there few teams that can draft like the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Outstanding drafts during the 1970s helped build the foundation one of the greatest dynasties in all of sports. The 1974 draft alone produced four Hall of Fame players. Continued success was sustained for much of the next 40 years as the Steelers won an NFL record six Super Bowl titles.

But even the best cannot be perfect.

For every Joe Greene, John Stallworth, Greg Lloyd and Troy Polamalu, the Steelers have had countless others who never made the final cut.

Whether the Steelers reached for a low-rated player or bypassed an all-time great, they have had plenty of draft-day mistakes that have impacted their franchise.  Here is a look at the top errors during the draft from players who just did not pan out to those who may have set the franchise back for years.

All stats and draft information are courtesy of Pro Football Reference.

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