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Oct 12, 2014; Cleveland, OH, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison (92) against the Cleveland Browns at FirstEnergy Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

Bob Labriola is doing a series in advance of the NFL draft of the greatest Steelers draft picks through the years by round. He’s started with the undrafted rookie free agents and there are some great names on the list. He starts off with 1951’s undrafted free agent Jack Butler, who was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2012. Donnie Shell was an undrafted free agent linebacker in 1974, Chris Hoke was an undrafted free agent nose tackle in 2001 and in 2002 the Steelers picked up a guy named James Harrison.

In 2004 the Steelers picked up an undrafted free agent running back by the name of Willie Parker and then in 2009, in the midst of spending a lot of early round picks on offensive linemen the team picked up Ramon Foster who has been a constant on the line ever since. Here’s hoping the Steelers will have the luck to find some gems in this year’s pool of undrafted free agents.

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