Since 2000, Kevin Colbert has been the Pittsburgh Steelers director of football operations.
Colbert made an impact with his very first draft with the Steelers and head coach Bill Cowher. Pittsburgh selected eventual starters Plaxico Burress, Marvel Smith and Clark Haggans as well as a long-time NFL backup in Hank Poteat. Kendrick Clancy, who had a decent career outside of Pittsburgh, was also selected in Colbert’s first draft.
Colbert’s draft selections helped the Steelers reach the AFC Championship five times in his 11 years with the team, winning three of them, as well as winning two Super Bowl championships.
With Colbert’s 12th draft with Pittsburgh coming up, it is time to reflect on his and the Steelers efforts for the past eleven.