Originally posted on SteelerAddicts  |  Last updated 2/9/13
After laying the foundation in the 2001 and 2002 drafts, the Pittsburgh Steelers put the championship pieces in place in the 2003 and 2004 NFL drafts. The Steelers chose Troy Polamalu in the first round in 2003 and Ben Roethlisberger in the first round in 2003. The Steelers have won two Super Bowls and been to a third since then, and Polamalu and Roethlisberger have been the face of the franchise on each side of the ball. However, in these two drafts the Steelers also got into a disturbing habit of drafting second- and third-round busts. That’s going to hurt their value grades. For an explanation of our grading system, click here. 2003 DRAFT First round Troy Polamalu, S: If it weren’t for Troy Polamalu, it might be Joe Flacco’s third Super Bowl ring in the designing process right now rather than his first. The Ravens were two points down and driving late in the 2008 AFC Championship Game before Polamalu’s pick-six clinched the 23-14 win for the Steelers, who went on to beat the Car...
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