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Kevin Colbert Steelers Draft History

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Every year, the NFL Draft is something that fans of all NFL teams look forward to. Unfortunately, some teams/general managers are better at drafting than others. Today, we’ll be taking a look at
Kevin Colbert’s history drafting for the Pittsburgh Steelers.

We’ll be giving you the year of the draft, the round, pick, name, position, college, and whether or not that player is still currently in the NFL.

2000

Pick 1.8 – Plaxico Burress, WR, Michigan State (No)

Pick 2.38 – Marvel Smith, OL, Arizona State (No)

Pick 3.72 – Kendrick Clancy, DL, Ole Miss (No)

Pick 3.77 – Hank Poteat, CB, Pittsburgh (No)

Pick 4.103 – Danny Farmer, WR, UCLA (No)

Pick 5.137 – Clark Haggans, EDGE, Colorado State (No)

Pick 5.163 – Tee Martin, QB, Tennessee (No)

Pick 6.173 – Chris Combs, DL, Duke (No)

Pick 6.204 – Jason Gavadza, TE, Toronto (No)

2001

Pick 1.18 – Casey Hampton, DL, Texas (No)

Pick 2.39 – Kendrell Bell, LB, Georgia (No)

Pick 4.111 – Mathias Nkwenti, OL, Temple (No)

Pick 5.146 – Chukky Okobi, OL, Purdue (No)

Pick 6.181 – Rodney Bailey, DL, Ohio State (No)

Pick 6.182 – Roger Knight, LB, Wisconsin (No)

Pick 7.218 – Chris Taylor, WR, Texas A&M (No)

2002

Pick 1.30 – Kendall Simmons, OL, Auburn (No)

Pick 2.63 – Antwaan Ranle El, WR, Indiana (No)

Pick 3.94 – Chris Hope, S, Florida State (No)

Pick 4.128 – Larry Foote, LB, Michigan (No)

Pick 5.166 – Vernon Haynes, RB, Georgia (No)

Pick 6.202 – Lee Mays, WR, UTEP (No)

Pick 7.212 – Lavar Glover, CB, Cincinnati (No)

Pick 7.242 – Brett Keisel, DL, BYU (No)

2003

Pick 1.16 – Troy Polamalu, S, USC (No)

Pick 2.59 – Alonzo Jackson, LB, Florida State (No)

Pick 4.125 – Ike Taylor, CB, Louisiana (No)

Pick 5.163 – Brian St. Pierre, QB, Boston College (No)

Pick 7.242 – J.T. Wall, FB, Georgia (No)

2004

Pick 1.11 – Ben Roethlisberger, QB, Miami (OH) (Yes)

Pick 2.38 – Ricardo Colclough, CB, Tusculum (No)

Pick 3.75 – Max Starks, OL, Florida (No)

Pick 5.145 – Nathaniel Adibi, EDGE, Virginia Tech (No)

Pick 6.177 – Bo Lacy, OL, Arkansas (No)

Pick 6.194 – Matt Kranchick, TE, Penn State (No)

Pick 6.197 – Drew Caylor, OL, Stanford (No)

Pick 7.212 – Eric Taylor, DL, Memphis (No)

2005

Pick 1.30 – Heath Miller, TE, Virginia (no)

Pick 2.62 – Bryant McFadden, CB, Florida State (No)

Pick 3.93 – Trai Essex, OL, Northwestern (No)

Pick 4.131 – Fred Gibson, WR, Georgia (No)

Pick 5.166 – Rian Wallace, LB, Temple (No)

Pick 6.204 – Chris Kemoeatu, OL, Utah (No)

Pick 7.207 – Shaun Nua, DL, BYU (No)

Pick 7.244 – Noah Herron, RB, Northwestern (No)

2006

Pick 1.25 – Santonio Holmes, WR, Oho State (No)

Pick 3.83 – Anthony Smith, S, Syracuse (No)

Pick 3.95 – Willie Reed, WR, Florida State (No)

Pick 4.131 – Willie Colon, OL, Hofstra (No)

Pick 4.133 – Orien Harris, DL, Miami (No)

Pick 5.164 – Omar Jacobs, QB, Bowling Green (No)

Pick 5.167 – Charles Davis, TE, Purdue (No)

Pick 6.201 – Marvin Philip, WR, California (No)

2007

Pick 1.15 – Lawrence Timmons, LB, Florida State (No)

Pick 2.46 – LaMar Woodley, EDGE, Michigan (No)

Pick 3.77 – Matt Spaeth, TE, Minnesota (No)

Pick 4.112 – Daniel Sepulveda, P, Baylor (No)

Pick 4.132 – Ryan McBean, DL, Oklahoma State (No)

Pick 5.156 – Cameron Stephenson, OL, Rutgers (No)

Pick 5.170 – William Gay, CB, Louisville (No)

Pick 7.227 – Dallas Baker, WR, Florida (No)

2008

Pick 1.23 – Rashard Mendenhall, RB, Illinois (No)

Pick 2.53 – Limas Sweed, WR, Texas (No)

Pick 3.88 – Bruce Davis, EDGE, UCLA (No)

Pick 4.130 – Tony Hills, OL, Texas (No)

Pick 5.156 – Dennis Dixon, QB, Oregon (No)

Pick 6.188 – Mike Humpal, LB, Iowa (No)

Pick 6.194 – Ryan Mundy, S, West Virginia (No)

2009

Pick 1.32 – Ziggy Hood, DL, Missouri (Yes)

Pick 3.79 – Kraig Urbik, OL, Wisconsin (No)

Pick 3.84 – Mike Wallace, WR, Ole Miss (Yes)

Pick 5.168 – Joe Burnett, CB, Central Florida (No)

Pick 5.169 – Frank Summers, RB, UNLV (No)

Pick 6.205 – Ra’Shon Harris, DL, Oregon (No)

Pick 7.226 – A.Q. Shipley, OL, Penn State (Yes)

Pick 7.241 – David Johnson, TE, Arkansas State (No)

2010

Pick 1.18 – Maurkice Pouncey, OL, Florida (Yes)

Pick 2.52 – Jason Worilds, EDGE, Virginia Tech (No)

Pick 3.82 – Emmanuel Sanders, WR, SMU (Yes)

Pick 4.116 – Thaddeus Gibson, EDGE, Ohio State (No)

Pick 5.151 – Chris Scott, OL, Tennessee (No)

Pick 5.164 – Crezdon Butler, CB, Clemson (No)

Pick 5.166 – Stevenson Sylvester, LB, Utah (No)

Pick 6.188 – Jonathan Dwyer, RB, Georgia Tech (No)

Pick 6.195 – Antonio Brown, WR, Centrla Michigan (Yes)

Pick 7.242 – Doug Worthington, DL, Ohio State (No)

2011

Pick 1.31 – Cameron Heyward, DL, Ohio State (Yes)

Pick 2.63 – Marcus Gilbert, OL, Florida (Yes)

Pick 3.95 – Curtis Brown, CB, Texas (No)

Pick 4.128 – Cortez Allen, CB, Citadel (No)

Pick 5.162 – Chris Carter, EDGE, Fresno State (No)

Pick 6.196 Keith Williams, OL, Nebraska (No)

Pick 7.232 – Baron Batch, RB, Texas Tech (No)

2012

Pick 1.24 – David DeCastro, OL, Stanford (Yes)

Pick 2.56 – Mike Adams, OL, Ohio State (No)

Pick 3.86 – Sean Spence, LB, Miami (No)

Pick 4.109 – Alameda Ta’Amu, DL, Washington (No)

Pick 5.159 – Chris Rainey, RB, Florida (No)

Pick 7.231 – Toney Clemons, WR, Colorado (No)

Pick 7.240 – David Paulson, TE, Oregon (No)

Pick 7.246 – Terrence Frederick, CB, Texas A&M (No)

Pick 7.248 – Kelvin Beachum, OL, SMU (Yes)

2013

Pick 1.17 – Jarvis Jones, EDGE, Georgia (No)

Pick 2.48 – Le’Veon Bell, RB, Michigan State (Yes)

Pick 3.79 – Markus Wheaton, WR, Oregon State (No)

Pick 4.111 – Shamarko Thomas, S, Syracuse (Yes)

Pick 4.115 – Landry Jones, QB, Oklahoma (Yes)

Pick 5.150 – Terry Hawthorne, CB, Illinois (No)

Pick 6.186 – Justin Brown, WR, Oklahoma (No)

Pick 6.206 – Vince Williams, LB, Florida State (Yes)

Pick 7.223 – Nicholas Williams, DL, Samford (Yes)

2014

Pick 1.15 – Ryan Shazier, LB, Ohio State (Yes)

Pick 2.46 – Stpehon Tuitt, DL, Notre Dame (Yes)

Pick 3.97 – Dri Archer, RB, Kent State (No)

Pick 4.118 – Martavis Bryant, WR, Clemson (Yes)

Pick 5.157 – Shaquille Richardson, CB, Arizona (No)

Pick 5.173 – Wesley Johnson, OL, Vanderbilt (Yes)

Pick 6.192 – Jordan Zumwalt, LB, UCLA (No)

Pick 7.215 – Daniel McCullers, DL, Tennessee (Yes)

Pick 7.230 – Rob Blanchflower, TE, Massachusetts (No)

2015

Pick 1.22 – Bud Dupree, EDGE, Kentucky (Yes)

Pick 2.56 – Senquez Golson, CB, Ole Miss (No)

Pick 3.87 – Sammie Coates, WR, Auburn (Yes)

Pick 4.121 – Doran Grant, CB, Ohio State (No)

Pick 5.160 – Jesse James, TE, Penn State (Yes)

Pick 6.199 – Leterrius Walton, DL, Central Michigan (No)

Pick 6.212 – Anthony Chickillo, EDGE, Miami (Yes)

Pick 7.239 – Gerod Holliman, S, Louisville (No)

2016

Pick 1.25 – Artie Burns, CB, Miami (Yes)

Pick 2.58 – Sean Davis, S, Maryland (Yes)

Pick 3.89 – Javon Hargrave, DL, SC State (Yes)

Pick 4.123 – Jerald Hawkins, OL, LSU (Yes)

Pick 6.220 – Travis Feeney, EDGE, Washington (No)

Pick 7.229 – Demarcus Ayers, WR, Houston (No)

Pick 7.246 – Tyler Matakevich, LB, Temple (Yes)

2017

Pick 1.30 – T.J. Watt, EDGE, Wisconsin (Yes)

Pick 2.62 – JuJu Smith-Schuster, WR, USC (Yes)

Pick 3.94 – Cameron Sutton, CB, Tennessee (Yes)

Pick 3.105 – James Conner, RB, Pittsburgh (YEs)

Pick 4.135 – Joshua Dobbs, QB, Tennessee (Yes)

Pick 5.173 – Brian Allen, CB, Utah (Yes)

Pick 6.213 – Colin Holba, LS, Lousiville (Yes)

Pick 7.248 – Keion Adams, LB, Western Michigan (Yes)

2018

Pick 1.28 – Terrell Edmunds, S, Virginia Tech (Yes)

Pick 2.60 – James Washington, WR, Oklahoma State (Yes)

Pick 3.76 – Mason Rudolph, QB, Oklahoma State (Yes)

Pick 3.92 – Chukwuma Okorafor, OL, Western Michigan (Yes)

Pick 5.148 – Marcus Allen, S, Penn State (Yes)

Pick 5.165 – Jaylen Samuels, RB, NC State (Yes)

Pick 7.246 – Joshua Frazier, DL, Alabama (No)

Totals

Best Steelers Pick: Ben Roethlisberger in 20104

Worst Steelers Pick: Jarvis Jones in 2003

Steelers Most Drafted Position Group: OL (24 picks)

Steelers Least Drafted Position Group (Excluding FB and K/P): QB (8 picks)

Total First Round Picks: 19

Total Second Round Picks: 17

Total Third Round Picks: 22

Total Fourth Round Picks: 19

Total Fifth Round Picks: 26

Total Sixth Round Picks: 23

Total Seventh Round Picks: 24

Steelers Picks Still in the NFL %: 29% (44/150)