Originally written on SteelerAddicts  |  Last updated 11/20/14
It’s not often that a defensive tackle can become the most important draft pick in the history of a professional football team but ultimately, the fourth overall selection in the 1969 National Football League Draft became exactly that. Charles Edward Greene, better known as “Mean Joe” Greene was the defensive tackle in question. Drafted out of North Texas State by the Pittsburgh Steelers, Greene would go on to become one of the most dominating defensive players of his or any other time. Known as a man that absolutely despised losing and would do anything to avoid it, Greene would win four Super Bowl titles with the Steelers and would enter the NFL Hall of Fame in 1987. His story is quite familiar, but two other guys from that draft would prove extremely crucial to the Steelers’ dominance of the 1970’s as well. In the third round of that draft a young man name Jon Kolb was selected by the Steelers out of Oklahoma State. While Kolb didn’t see the field much in his first two seasons, h...
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