The Steelers have made some draft mistakes in the past that they are still regretting.
The draft is a time of year that sees young men have their football dreams come true. It is always exciting for fans as they can watch players join the club live on TV. The event has become more and more hyped up over the last decade or two.
The history of the NFL did not make this draft event a spectacle until more recently. Now there are a bunch of news outlets covering this portion of the offseason for these NFL teams. The Steelers have become one of the best franchises at finding and developing talent during the seven rounds.
Their team construction has been leaning on the draft for many years. That success brings a lot of expectations along with it. Sometimes you just whiff on a pick and other times you make a home run selection. This article focuses on the biggest fails of this team throughout its history that they regret to this day.
The Steelers should never have taken Jarvis Jones in 2013
2013 was a transition period for the black and gold as their aging legendary defense was starting to wander into retirement. The Steelers needed to find some young talent and bring it onto the defensive side of the ball. That would be the best way of keeping this team competitive.
The club thought they did that by selecting Jarvis Jones, who was one of the best pass rushers in college football. There were different medical concerns that other teams did not like on his resume. Pittsburgh still took him and that led to a bust that has been one of the worst first-round picks for the franchise in recent history.