It’s hard to think any of these picks are truly bad. Even heading into the final round, Pittsburgh had been able to reel in some impressive athletes with good upside. Obviously, not all of these players are going to make the team, but at this point, hopes should be high for the bulk of these players.
Instead, looking at the worst pick is more about what could have been. There was a thought that Bryant is the worst pick. Not because he cannot play, but because at that point in the fourth round, the Steelers still needed a cornerback, and there were plenty. While Bryant dodges the bullet for worst pick, this is one that could come back to bite the Steelers.
No, worst pick goes to sixth-round defensive tackle Daniel McCullers from Tennessee. Not because he is a bad player. He’s just a player without a spot. And he was drafted at a point where the Steelers could have gone back to cornerback, rather than leave the future up to only a single selection.
When McCullers came off the board, it was only one pick later that Vanderbilt cornerback Andre Hall was selected. When you consider that McCullers might not be explosive enough to be an end, and is too tall to play nose tackle, it’s hard to say that was the best use of the pick.
McCullers could find himself a situational lineman for Pittsburgh if he can stay in shape and play hard. However, he’s a very risky pick, and with the current roster, he was a less-than-prudent choice.