2012 BTSC Steelers Flag Football Fantasy Draft: Second Round, First Pick, Hines Ward

NEW ORLEANS - OCTOBER 31: Hines Ward #86 of the Pittsburgh Steelers attempts to catch a pass while Jonathan Vilma #51 of the New Orleans Saints defends at the Louisiana Superdome on October 31 2010 in New Orleans Louisiana. (Photo by Matthew Sharpe/Getty Images)

There's no better receiver in Steelers history. There's also very few rivals to Hines Ward's throne when it comes to finding open spots in zone defenses.

No one's accusing him of having Mike Wallace's speed, but in what's essentially a backyard game, very few ever played it as smartly as with as much ability as Ward.

I took the ultimate backyard quarterback (Ben Roethlisberger) in the first round, and now one of the most prolific pass-and-catch combinations in franchise history will be united without pads. Ward can buy Roethlisberger an outlet or two, both short as well as down the field, and he'll go up for a ball with as much desire as anyone.

There are scores of options still available, and that's what's fun about this format. It all depends on how you want to build your team.

Hines Ward has a spot on my team at any time. As Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said before Super Bowl XLIII, "We'll save a spot on the bus for 86."

First Round:

Ben Roethlisberger (Neal)

Troy Polamalu (Tony)

Rod Woodson (Barnerburner)

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