During the first three-plus decades of their existence, the Pittsburgh Steelers were notoriously bad at this risky venture known as the NFL Draft.
From 1936 to 1968 only three of the Steelers first-round selections—Byron "Whizzer" White in 1938, Bill Dudley in 1942, and Len Dawson in 1957—ever accomplished anything of note in the NFL, and Dawson strutted his stuff with Kansas City, not Pittsburgh.
Then in 1969 some guy named Chuck Noll was hired and the rest, as they say, is history.
Since that time the franchise has gone on to win numerous division titles, seven conference titles, and an NFL-record six Lombardi Trophies.
A big key to all this success has been the draft.
With the NFL Draft fast approaching, I decided to pay homage to Sixburgh and the Steeler Nation by giving you my top six drafts of all time in franchise history.