Applying letter grades to each team’s NFL draft has become such a hackneyed practice.
It’s Kentucky Derby weekend, so let’s set numerical Pro Bowl odds for each member of the Pittsburgh Steelers 2013 draft class.
These are the odds of each player making the Pro Bowl at least once in his career, not necessarily in his rookie year. A draft pick doesn’t have to be a Pro Bowler to be considered successful, but if he does become a Pro Bowler it ends all “bust” discussion.
Here’s the racing form for the 2013 Steelers draft picks:
Jarvis Jones, OLB, Georgia (first round, No. 17): Jones had a combined 28 sacks and 44 tackles for loss in two seasons at Georgia. If he beats out Jason Worilds, he’ll become the first rookie to start on defense since Dick LeBeau became defensive coordinator in 2004. The Steelers haven’t had a first-round bust since Kevin Colbert arrived in 2000, and Jones won’t be the first. It remains to be seen how much impact he’ll have at the next level...