Steelers' draft picks in the 2000s: year-by-year

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The Steelers drafted no less than three likely hall-of-famers in the 2000s selecting franchise quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, whirling dervish strong safety Troy Polamalu and the "Big Snack" nose tackle Casey Hampton, as well as solidifying the basis of two Super Bowl Champion squads with players like Heath Miller, Santonio Holmes, Antwaan Randle El, Brett Keisel, Larry Foote, Ike Taylor, Bryant McFadden and LaMarr Woodley, among others.

In addition, the Steelers mined gold via undrafted free agents James Harrison, Willie Parker and Nate Washington.

Picks listed by year and round selected:


1. Hood, Evander "Ziggy" (DE), Missouri.

3a. Urbik, Kraig, (OG), Wisconsin.

3b. Wallace, Mike (WR), Mississippi.

3c. Lewis, Keenan (CB), Oregon State.

5a. Burnett, Joe (CB), Central Florida.

5b. Summers, Frank (FB), UNLV.

6. Harris, Ra'shon "Sonny" (DE), Oregon.

7a. Shipley, A.Q. (C), Penn State.

7b. Johnson, David (TE), Arkansas State.


1. Mendenhall, Rashard (RB), Illinois.

2. Sweed, Limas (WR), Texas.

3. Davis, Bruce (LB), UCLA.

4. Hills, Tony (OT), Texas.

5. Dixon, Dennis (QB), Oregon.

6a. Humpal, Mike (LB), Iowa.

6b. Mundy, Ryan (S), West Virginia.


1. Timmons, Lawrence (LB), Florida State.

2. Woodley, LaMarr (LB), Michigan.

3. Speath, Matt (TE), Minnesota.

4a. Sepulveda, Daniel (P), Baylor.

4b. McBean, Ryan (DE), Oklahoma State.

5a. Stephenson, Cameron (OG), Rutgers.

5b. Gay, William (CB), Louisville.

7. Baker, Dallas (WR), Florida.


1. Holmes, Santonio (WR), Ohio State.

3a. Smith, Anthony (FS), Syracuse.

3b. Reid, Willie (WR), Florida State.

4a. Colon, Willie (OT), Hofstra

4b. Harris, Orien (DE), Miami (Fla.)

5a. Jacobs, Omar (QB), Bowling Green.

5b. Davis, Charles (TE), Purdue.

6. Philip, Marvin (C), California.

7. Humes, Cedric (RB), Virginia Tech.


1. Miller, Heath (TE), Virginia.

2. McFadden, Bryant (CB), Florida State.

3. Essex, Trai (OT), Northwestern.

4. Gibson, Fred (WR), Georgia.

5. Wallace, Rian (LB), Temple.

6. Kemoeatu, Chris (OG), Utah.

7a. Nua, Shaun (DE), Brigham Young.

7b. Herron, Noah (RB), Northwestern.


1. Roethlisberger, Ben (QB), Miami, OH.

2. Colclough, Ricardo (CB), Tusculum.

3. Starks, Max (OT), Florida.

5. Adibi, Nathaniel (LB), Virginia Tech.

6. Lacy, Bo (OT), Arkansas.

6. Kranchick, Matt (TE), Penn State.

6. Caylor, Drew (C/LS), Stanford.

7. Taylor, Eric (DE), Memphis.


1. Polamalu, Troy (S), USC.

2. Jackson, Alonzo (LB), Florida State.

4. Taylor, Ivan "Ike" (CB), Louisiana-Lafayette.

5. St. Pierre, Brian (QB), Boston College.

7. Wall, J.T. (FB), Georgia.


1. Simmons, Kendall (OG), Auburn.

2. Randle El, Antwaan (WR), Indiana.

3. Hope, Chris (S), Florida State.

4. Foote, Larry (LB), Michigan.

5. Haynes, Verron (FB), Georgia.

6. Mays, Lee (WR), Texas-El Paso.

7a. Glover, LaVar (DB), Cincinnati

7b. Keisel, Brett (DE), BYU.


1. Hampton, Casey (NT), Texas.

2. Bell, Kendrell (LB), Georgia

3. Pick forfeited.

4. Nkwenti, Mathias (OT), Temple.

5. Okobi, Chukky (C/G), Purdue.

6a. Bailey, Rodney (DE), Ohio State.

6b. Knight, Roger (LB), Wisconsin.

7. Taylor, Chris (WR), Texas A&M.


1. Burress, Plaxico (WR), Michigan State.

2. Smith, Marvel (OT), Arizona State.

3a. Clancy, Kendrick (DT), Mississippi.

3b. Poteat, Hank (CB), Pittsburgh.

4. Farmer, Danny (WR), UCLA.

5a. Haggans, Clark (LB), Colorado State.

5b. Martin, Tee (QB), Tennessee.

6a. Combs, Chris (DE), Duke.

6b. Gavadza, Jason (TE), Kent.


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