One year ago I saw many draft “experts” the 2010 Pittsburgh Steelers as average or a little under average. I was a little higher on this class and now we see that their first round pick made the pro bowl. This team played in a Super Bowl, and this class still has big upside. Sometimes it really is simple the Steelers have a system in place and their front office knows how to get guys who fit that system.
A quick look at the 2010 Steelers draft class:
- Round One- C Maurkice Pouncey
- Round Two- LB Jason Worilds
- Round Three- WR Emmanuel Sanders
- Round Four- LB Thaddeus Gibson
- Round Five- T Chris Scott
- Round Five- DB Crezdon Butler
- Round Six- RB Jonathan Dwyer
- Round Six- WR Antonio Brown
- Round Seven- DE Doug Worthington
So Pouncey became the first Steelers rookie Offensive Lineman to make the pro bowl since 1955. Worilds had 17 tackles and 2 sacks in a reserve role. Sanders averaged 25.1 yards per kick return. Gibson was cut and played for the 49ers, and Scott was inactive for every game. Butler was inactive for much of the year, while Sylvester was a player on special teams. Dwyer saw limited action, as well as Brown. Worthington was cut in pre season and ended up with Tampa Bay.
All in all this still looks like a very good draft class to me, and it in no way has it reached its potential. I see many of these guys contributing to this team for years to come and that is all we can ask of a draft class.
- Joshua Lobdell.com