Eighteen former Pittsburgh Steelers came off the board in Monday Morning Quarterback’s all-time NFL draft, published on Wednesday.
Some of the selected Steelers Football 2017 were incredibly predictable, others were altogether obscure and, yes, there was a round for coaches in which Chuck Noll was picked.
The 25-round draft board is understandably not sorted by NFL team, so we did that work for you below.
It was carried out by 12 NFL experts, including MMQB editor-in-chief Peter King, under the assumption that great players of any era would’ve also been that great in another.
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King, former Cleveland Browns, Baltimore Colts and New York Giants general manager Ernie Accorsi and former NFL head of player personnel Joel Bussert each picked three Steelers.
Bussert snagged Dermontti Dawson, Jack Butler and Alan Faneca while King picked up Jack Lambert, Franco Harris and – after trading away Bill Belichick – Noll. Accorsi drafted Motley, John Stallworth and Anderson.
Pittsburgh Steelers NFL Draft 2017
Rd. 1 – No. 2: Joe Greene, 2nd overall, Team Wolf
Rd. 3 – No. 9: Jack Lambert, 33rd overall, Team King
Rd. 4 – No. 3: Jack Ham, 39th overall, Team Gosselin
No. 12: Marion Motley, 48th overall, Team Accorsi
Rd. 5 – No. 4: Terry Bradshaw, 52nd overall, Team Fouts
No. 6: Rod Woodson, 54th overall, Team Brandt
Rd. 7 – No. 2: Mel Blount, 74th overall, Team Wolf
Rd. 9 – No. 1: Dermontti Dawson, 97th overall, Team Bussert
Rd. 11 – No. 7: Mike Webster, 127th overall, Team McGinn
Rd. 13 – No. 1: Jack Butler, 145th overall, Team Bussert
Rd. 17 – No. 6: Donnie Shell, 198th overall, Team Brandt
Rd. 18 – No. 1: Alan Faneca, 205th overall, Team Bussert
Rd. 19 – No. 9: Franco Harris, 225th overall, Team King
Rd. 20 – No. 8: Ernie Stautner, 236th overall, Team Horrigan
Rd. 21 – No. 12: John Stallworth, 252nd overall, Team Accorsi
Rd. 22 – No. 12: Gary Anderson, 264th overall, Team Accorsi
Rd. 25 – No. 8: Walt Kiesling, 295th overall, Team McGinn
Coaches Round – No. 8: Chuck Noll, Team King (via trade for for No. 4 coach pick Belichick)
Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver John Stallworth (82) goes high to haul in a pass from Terry Bradshaw and score the first Steeler touchdown against the Dallas Cowboys in the first quarter of Super Bowl XIII in Miami, on Jan. 21, 1979. (AP Photo)