The 2013 NFL Draft is almost three months away. There will be plenty of time to slice and dice the draft in every way possible.
Before looking at what the Pittsburgh Steelers need to do in the 2013 draft, we’re going to look back at their last 12 drafts.
This series of articles won’t necessarily provide an overall grade for each draft, but rather grade the Steelers’ ability to get value in each round.
The Steelers haven’t drafted an egregious first-round bust since taking offensive tackle Jamain Stephens in 1996. Wide receiver Troy Edwards in 1999 wasn’t a great pick, but at least he caught 61 passes in his rookie season.
Since 2000, every first-rounder has at least been a regular starter for the Steelers. Cameron Heyward and David DeCastro get a pass, obviously, because they’re the Steelers’ most recent first-round picks and still need time to develop.
The draft isn’t all about the first round, however. The key is to find enough significant contributors in the middle and later roun...