What ever happened to the Pittsburgh Steelers 2008 draft class?
The Steelers draft class of 2008 wasn’t very successful, but they have made a life after football.
The Steelers have had a lot of success by building their team through the draft. It is what makes this franchise so consistent throughout the years of operation in Pittsburgh. Even though they are able to find more talent in the draft more often than not, there are still some draft classes that were bad.
The 2008 class of rookies were not the best when you look back on their careers. These players either barely contributed to the team or didn’t play too long in the NFL. Not every pick can be the next diamond in the rough, but for this class, there weren’t any diamonds found that day.
The Steelers went into this draft with hopes of building onto an already talented roster. Loading up more ammunition to compete for another Super Bowl, which they would later accomplish by winning Super Bowl 43. This draft didn’t help a ton in that essence, but some of them did secure a ring.
The team had seven picks in this event back in 2008. They carried a first-round pick, second, third, fourth, fifth, and two sixth-round selections. They had some decent draft capital, but they spent all their value on players that wouldn’t work out for the most part.
Getting to know the people behind the facemasks is something that people never really think of as fans. There is a life after football no matter how someone’s career turns out in the NFL. Each one of these players had their shot with the Steelers before they had to either move onto another team or focus on their life after football.