What ever happened to the Pittsburgh Steelers 2008 draft class?
3.88: Bruce Davis, EDGE, UCLA
Bruce Davis was a highly productive player as a defensive end coming out of college. He would be picked by the Steelers and change his position to outside linebacker. He would only stick with the team for a short time as he got cut after one year.
He became a journeyman for the remainder of his career, which lasted seven years. His professional resume has a good number of teams listed on it. He bounced from Pittsburgh to the Patriots, Broncos, 49ers, Raiders, Bengals, and 49ers again. He would then go onto the Canadian league with hopes of keeping his playing days alive.
His professional career would end soon after going to Canada. Davis is now into the coaching world as he focuses on draft prospects. He helps coach players going into the draft in southern California.
4.130: Tony Hills, OT, Texas
Tony Hills was a National Champions coming out of Texas and he had hope of becoming a long-lasting NFL player. He got drafted in the fourth round by the Steelers and the need for offensive line help was there for the club. They wanted to rebuild it and strengthen the unit that would protect Ben Roethlisberger.
This tackle was not able to be the solution to Pittsburgh’s offensive line woes and he would depart the team after a couple of seasons. Hills would go on to have the longest pro career out of any draft selection by the black and gold in the 2008 class. He retired after the 2017 season after playing for 11 franchises.