The second matchup of the first round of the "Sour 16" was a harder one to predict. In the end, BTSC readers cast the majority of the votes to 1989’s Tom Ricketts, who outscored 1980’s Mark Malone 74% to 26%, with 437 votes cast. This time around, 1989 is at it again with Tim Worley facing 1985’s Darryl Sims.
1989 Tom Ricketts goes on to a second round battle with Huey Richardson next week. But first, take a look at the next round of contestants in the Steelers Sour 16" of first round fizzles.
1985 Round 1 Pick 20
DE Darryl Sims-Wisconsin
Legend has it that the Steelers were heavily interested in selecting Jerry Rice in 1985, but the 49ers had the same idea and traded up. The Steelers then set their sights on Sims, who didn’t have quite the impact on the NFL that Rice did. In zero starts, Sims had three sacks for the Steelers in two seasons. He spent two more seasons with Cleveland before going on with his life’s work.
1989 Round 1 Pick 7
RB Tim Worley-Georgia
Worley gained only 1,338 rushing yards in four seasons for the Steelers, well below the expectations of the seventh choice in the blockbuster draft of 1989. A promising rookie-year saw Worley gain 770 yards and all five of his Steeler TDs, but injuries and a substance-abuse suspension derailed his career permanently. Worley was traded in 1993 to Chicago and out of the league altogether the next year.
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1985 Darryl Sims
1989 Tim Worley