The last picks were made in the Steelers Flag Football Fantasy Draft, and it comes with a bombshell. Through seven rounds, no one used the art of trickery like one member did so artfully with the last overall pick.
Will it matter, though? The victor will be decided by the readers.
That bomb wasn't dropped by Neal Coolong, who instead opted for more of a lightning strike, going with RB Willie Parker to compliment a solid nucleus of skill position players.
"Parker is pure speed," Coolong said. "We can run jump screens with him and get him the ball in space. Not going to be easy to catch on the outside."
Tony DeFeo grabs the guy many have been clamoring for, QB-Slash-WR-Slash-DL Kordell Stewart.
"In Kordell Stewart, I believe I found the perfect flag football player in the perfect round. A seventh round draft choice is ideally someone you'd want to fill different roles for your football team. In flag football, that normally means being able to play ANYWHERE.
"Stewart was one of the greatest athletes to ever put on a Steelers uniform, and I believe getting him in the last round of the draft is a downright steal. During his time in the NFL, Stewart played quarterback/wide receiver/running back.
"And in flag football, I'm confident that he'll be able to fill those three roles and excel doing so."
And with the final pick of the draft, Barnerburner dips deep and challenges conventional thinking...taking instead of along party lines, Johnny Unitas.
Immediately upon his selection, the curators of the draft realized they didn't clearly specify the player must have been on the roster, but rather, "were Steelers."
They decided to let it pass, because, well, why not? Barner's not the least bit proud of his pick.
"That's right, baby - Johnny Unitas.
"I was given a directive to 'draft a team of seven Steelers from any point in history to make up a 7 on 7 FLAG football team (no tackling/hitting etc).'"
(This was copied from the email that Neal sent, so that's why you might not find this exact quote in any of these posts in case you try to go looking.) (Editor's note. He is correct)
"Johnny Unitas was drafted by the Steelers in 1955. By my judgment, that means that he was a Steeler at one point in history. He's not in the colloquial pantheon of Steelers greats, but he was with the team and I think he satisfies the given criteria...
"Other than that potential sticking point for some people, I don't think there's much I need to do to argue the merits of this pick.
"Johnny Unitas is one of the best quarterbacks of all time, if not the best."
Here are the final rosters:
|Team Neal||Team Tony||Team Barner|
|Round 1||Ben Roethlisberger||Troy Polamalu||Rod Woodson|
|Round 2||Hines Ward||Brett Keisel||Carnell Lake|
|Round 3||Mel Blount||Terry Bradshaw||Lawrence Timmons|
|Round 4||Lynn Swann||Mike Wallace||Jack Ham|
|Round 5||Dermontti Dawson||Jack Lambert||John Stallworth|
|Round 6||Donnie Shell||Mean Joe Greene||Antonio Brown|
|Round 7||Willie Parker||Kordell Stewart||Johnny Unitas|