Second round draft choice Limas Sweed might have been the biggest disappointment of the lot. Sweed was one of the most prolific Wide Receivers in college football coming out of Texas.
Standing at 6’5” 220lbs, Sweed was an athletic juggernaut that defenses had to game plan for when facing Texas. If he couldn’t run past a defender his length and size made it nearly impossible to defend him in the wide-open Texas passing game.
His 20 touchdown receptions are second all-time to only Roy Williams at the University of Texas. A low number when you consider the fact that he missed most of his senior season after a nagging wrist injury forced him to opt for surgery ending his season after the 6th game of the year.
Sweed was considered by many to be the top Receiver in his class and would have been a first round pick had his wrist injury not prevented him from playing out his senior season.
So when the Steelers were able to get him in the second round there were great expectations for him to be the big receiver the Steelers had been lacking since the departure of Plaxico Burress.
Sweed went on to drop more passes than he caught last season. Finishing the season with six receptions for 64 yards and no touchdowns.