Best and Worst NFL Draft Picks for Each Team in the Past Decade

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Jan 3, 2015; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7) runs off the field during the second half against the Baltimore Ravens in the 2014 AFC Wild Card playoff football game at Heinz Field. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Pittsburgh Steelers

Best Pick – Ben Roethlisberger, QB, 11th Overall in 2004

Again, anytime a team finds their franchise quarterback in the draft it’s most likely going to be their best pick. Big Ben continues that trend. There’s no doubt that he is one of the top ten quarterbacks in the league today after having a career year in 2014. He seems to be getting better every year and the offense in Pittsburgh is perfectly suited to his talents.

Oh yeah, the guy has two Super Bowl rings. That’s pretty good.

Other selections considered:

Heath Miller, TE, 30th Overall in 2005

Lawrence Timmons, LB, 15th Overall in 2007

Maurkice Pouncey, C, 18th Overall in 2010

Antonio Brown, WR, 195th Overall in 2010

Le’Veon Bell, RB, 48th Overall in 2013

Worst Pick – Evander “Ziggy” Hood, DL, 32nd Overall in 2009

Ziggy Hood never found his niche with the Pittsburgh Steelers. He struggled to break into the starting line up and once he got there, he never made a big impact. After his rookie contract expired, the Steelers didn’t feel the need to resign him. He currently plays for the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Other selections considered:

Limas Sweed, WR, 53rd Overall in 2008