The Pittsburgh Steelers have had multiple picks in 21 rounds of the NFL draft since 2000, when Kevin Colbert became director of football operations.
Picking multiple players in a single round is almost like having a mini-draft. Sometimes, however, these multiple-pick rounds turn into multiple disappointments.
In assessing the Steelers’ five worst multiple-pick draft rounds of the Colbert era, earlier rounds are under more of a microscope. It’s more forgivable to miss on seventh-rounders than it is to miss on fifth-rounders or third-rounders. So this list is weighted by round.
Before we get into the list, let’s talk about rounds that don’t make the list.
Ryan Mundy might have induced a few bleep-able words from the mouths of Steelers fans, but he provided the team with four years of service as a backup safety. That’s enough to keep the sixth round of the 2008 draft off this list, even if linebacker Mike Humpal never played a game for the Steelers after hurting his neck in training ca...