Originally posted on SteelerAddicts  |  Last updated 5/1/12
The most controversial pick of the Pittsburgh Steelers on draft day since Santonio Holmes in 2006, is this years 2nd rounder Mike Adams out of Ohio State. The Steelers just simply don’t take these types of players normally, they want high character guys who are football players above all else. You could be the guaranteed best college athlete on the planet but if you don’t make good decisions off the field you won’t be wearing a Pittsburgh uniform, period. It’s a draft strategy that has served the Steelers well for decades and one that they won’t soon be altering. So why the pick of Adams in the 2nd round this year? Simply put he owned up to his mistakes, giving Kevin Colbert and Mike Tomlin enough confidence to take him and he’s a very talented Tackle. Many NFL draft experts had him ranked as a 1st round prospect until he tested positive for marijuana while at the combine. That knocked him down immediately and off many teams draft boards completely. The Steelers were in that same boat,
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