The Top 10 Steeler Draft Busts (2000-2009)

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4. Bruce Davis

Yet another OLB draft bust comes in at #4: Bruce Davis.  Davis like most Steeler OLB’s was a DE in college at UCLA, and therefore needed some seasoning to become an effective player at his new position.  Yet Davis had the unfortunate luck for whatever reason of never really being able to make the transition to OLB.  In 5 games during his one and only year in Pittsburgh, Davis didn’t record a single statistic and was inactive basically the entire season.  Like Anthony Smith, Davis collected his ring in 2008 as a spectator and contributed little if at all to the success of the team.  At the end of training camp in 2009, the Steelers cut ties with Davis and placed him on waivers.  I really can’t say too much about Davis’ stay in Pittsburgh, because he really didn’t do anything.  It’s like their 3rd Round pick (88th overall) just didn’t even exist at all.  Thus, because of him literally doing nothing during his dismal and quiet stay in the Steel City, Bruce has earned himself a spot on this list.

3. Kraig Urbik

Heading into The 2009 Draft, the Steelers had just miraculously won the Super Bowl with arguably one of the worst Offensive Lines ever assembled by a Super Bowl winner.  Thus, heading into the Draft an Offensive Lineman or two was bound to be picked up.  However, the Steelers swung and missed in a big way by drafting another 3rd Round dumpster fire of a pick in the form of Wisconsin’s Kraig Urbik.  Urbik was thought to be at least the starter at RG by the 2010 season, and there were high hopes for him by many in Steeler Nation that he could develop into a solid Guard.  Yet, Urbik’s shoddy play during his Rookie season saw him losing his backup spot to a rookie UDFA from Tennessee named Ramon Foster.  Not surprisingly, it has been Foster over the last couple of years that has been starting games at RG, and not Urbik.  In fact, Urbik didn’t even record a start in his one lowly season with the Steelers.  Urbik’s brief and pathetic tenure ended after the 2010 preseason when the Steelers placed him on waivers and he eventually landed in Buffalo where he still plays today.