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This Week in Steelers Stats: First Round Draft Selections by Position

A compilation of Steelers statistics from myself and from various Tweets over the past week.

2018 NFL Draft Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images

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: