Every first-round pick in Pittsburgh Steelers history

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One failed pick but otherwise a strong start to the 2010s for Pittsburgh

2010 (Pick 18): Maurkice Pouncey (OC), Florida

One of the best centers to ever lace up the cleats for the Steelers was Maurkice Pouncey. Other than one lengthy injury early into his career, he was the epitome of reliable and effective as an anchor on the offensive line. Pouncey is a borderline Hall of Famer and could eventually get that call to join the legendary members in Canton, OH.

2011 (Pick 31): Cameron Heyward (DE), Ohio State

Back-to-back potential future Hall of Famers here to start off the 2010s for the Steelers. Cam Heyward had a slow start to his career but quickly turned into one of the most dominant defensive linemen in the past decade. Heyward is one of the best players to ever play for the Steelers and will likely be top two for the record in franchise sacks for a while.

2012 (Pick 24): David DeCastro (OG), Stanford

Another player that could have been a borderline Hall of Famer if he played longer at his quality of work was David DeCastro. It was a sight for sore eyes when he dropped to the Steelers at pick 24 in the 2012 NFL draft. He was a guard that resembled the play of Alan Faneca, but he and his team could never get to that Super Bowl championship status.

2013 (Pick 17): Jarvis Jones (LB), Georgia

We reach a speed bump here as Jarvis Jones was one of the biggest busts in franchise history. He had poor testing numbers and questionable health concerns throughout the draft process in 2013, but the Steelers ignored that because of his high production in college. Unfortunately for both parties involved that never translated and Jones was not in the league for long.

2014 (Pick 15): Ryan Shazier (LB), Ohio State

Perhaps the biggest what if in franchise history is Ryan Shazier. He was a highly athletic linebacker that was able to make plays. Just when things were starting to come together for Shazier, he suffered a devastating injury. It was nothing the NFL world had ever seen to that point, and it caused for a promising young career to be cut short.