Compiling statistics can take hours upon hours in order to find the proper numbers. To save you the trouble, here are some of the best statistics about the Steelers from the past week.
I will begin with a few statistics of my own before going on to other various Steeler sources. Feel free to follow me on Twitter @STLRSuperFanDad in order to get some of BTSC’s geekiest stats.
From The Steelers Preview podcast:
The Steelers have drafted in the first round at least one player of every offensive and defensive position since 1996. The Steelers most recent pick at each position are:
QB: Ben Roethlisberger (2004)
RB: Rashad Mendenhall (2008)
WR: Santonio Holmes (2006)
TE: Heath Miller (2005)
T: Jamain Stephens (1996)
G: David DeCastro (2012)
C: Maurice Pouncey (2010)
DT: Cam Hayward (2011)
NT: Casey Hampton (2001)
OLB: T.J. Watt (2017)
ILB: Ryan Shazier (2014)
CB: Artie Burns (2016)
S: Terrell Edmunds (2018)
The most drafted position in the first round in Steelers history is running back (20). Since the NFL merger in 1970, the most common position the Steelers have drafted in the first round is wide receiver (7).
The Steelers have drafted five quarterbacks in the first round. They are Ben Roethlisberger (2004), Mark Malone (1980), Terry Bradshaw (1970), Len Dawson (1957), and Ted Marchibroda (1953).
Now onto some other crazy Steelers stats:
The last offensive player the Steelers drafted in the 1st round of the NFL draft was David DeCastro in 2012. Excluding offensive linemen, the last position player on offense the Steelers took in the first round was 11 years ago: Rashard Mendenhall in 2008.— SteelersSuperFanDad (@STLRSuperFanDad) March 31, 2019
The #Steelers have 10 draft picks in the 2019 NFL draft. The last time the Steelers drafted 10 players was 2010 when the Steelers picked @MaurkicePouncey in the 1st round, the only player still on the team.— SteelersSuperFanDad (@STLRSuperFanDad) March 31, 2019
Of the 28 active NFL QB’s with at least 50 regular season starts, only Tom Brady (68.7%) and Ben Roethlisberger (60.4%) have a road winning percentage over 60% in regular season games started.— SteelersSuperFanDad (@STLRSuperFanDad) March 27, 2019
The only #Steelers team with a higher winning percentage than the 2018 team (59.4%) to also NOT make the playoffs was in 1962 (9-5, 64.3%) when only 2 teams qualified for the postseason.— SteelersSuperFanDad (@STLRSuperFanDad) March 26, 2019
Coty Sensabaugh allowed a reception just once every 17.0 snaps in coverage in 2018. pic.twitter.com/MreG10PNl6— Pro Football Focus (@PFF) March 31, 2019
Big Ben lit up the field from a clean pocket – making more big-time throws than any other QB. pic.twitter.com/yPuUYq3QCd— Pro Football Focus (@PFF) March 27, 2019
#Steelers Pro Bowl RB James Conner (@JamesConner_) tied for third among all #NFL players with 12 rushing touchdowns in 2018.— Dom Rinelli (@drinelli) March 26, 2019
His 12 rushing scores in 2018 were the fifth-most by a Steeler in a single-season in team history and were the most since 2010 (Rashard Mendenhall, 13). https://t.co/dPBLjM7sr2