5 greatest Pittsburgh Steelers defensive lineman of all time
The Steelers made two great selections in the 1969 draft, their first-round pick is well documented and for good reason but people forget the later rounds. Greenwood was selected by Pittsburgh in the tenth round in the 1969 draft and it helped solidify the Steel Curtain.
Greenwood was arguably one of the best players behind Joe Greene in that scary front four for the Steelers. He laced up his flashy gold shoes on Sundays and attacked the passer as often as possible. He might have been the best pass rusher on that front throughout the 70s dynasty teams. That includes each player on that defense. The fact that Greenwood is still not in the Hall of Fame is nothing short of a tragedy as he played at an extremely high level throughout his career in the black and yellow.
His official stat sheet includes 135 games started over a 13 season career. He also totaled four Super Bowl Championships, six Pro Bowls, two First-Team All-Pro nominations, 73.5 sacks, 14 fumble recoveries, and a safety.