Some draft busts and a couple of hits to round out the Steelers 2010s era
2015 (Pick 22): Bud Dupree (LB), Kentucky
Most considered the selection of Bud Dupree to be great value at the time of the pick. He was a promising prospect coming into the NFL. He did enjoy a couple of great years with the Steelers, but many wonder if that was the T.J. Watt effect or not. Dupree has enjoyed a nice career in the league but seems to be slowing down.
2016 (Pick 25): Artie Burns (CB), Miami
A failed first round pick here as Artie Burns seemed to struggle from day one. He seemed to be a pick that was forced once the Steelers lost their top option William Jackson III just a pick before. He could never adapt to being a quality starter for Pittsburgh or any other club that he has played for. Burns was a draft bust overall, but he is still in the NFL to this day.
2017 (Pick 30): T.J. Watt (LB), Wisconsin
Hitting a grand slam here with the late first round pick here with Watt as his NFL bloodlines flow like a river. He has been a dominant force in the NFL and is on a historic run that has not been seen in the Steelers history. If Watt can stay healthy then he will be known as one of the best defensive players in NFL history when it is all said and done.
2018 (Pick 28): Terrell Edmunds (DB), Virginia Tech
Everything pointed to this pick being a bust for the black and gold, but it all kind of worked out. Having a late pick means that you want to try and get a starter for your defense, and that is exactly what happened here. Terrell Edmunds will always be remembered as being over drafted, but he turned out to be a consistent starter.
2019 (Pick 10): Devin Bush (LB), Michigan
The biggest draft bust in recent history is Devin Bush, especially after the team traded up to get him. It never worked out between Bush and the Steelers as he suffered a season-ending injury early into his career. Everything was downhill after that and now he is on his second team in his career, but things do not look great in terms of his career’s future.