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Steelers Have 15th Selection in 2014 NFL Draft

Posted May 7, 2014

The 2014 NFL Draft will be held May 8-10 at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.

The Pittsburgh Steelers will have the 15th pick in the 2014 NFL Draft that will be held May 8-10 at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.

 

The Steelers have a total of nine selections in the 79th annual draft, including their own selection in each of the Draft’s seven rounds. Three of the Steelers nine selections are compensatory picks, following the third, fifth and sixth rounds. A total of 32 compensatory choices were awarded to 13 teams which suffered a net loss of certain free agents last year. This is the fifth time in league history the NFL will conduct a three-day draft and the 21st consecutive year for the seven-round format with a total of 256 draft picks.

 

The Draft begins Thursday, May 8, at 8 p.m., and only the first round will be completed on the first day. The second and third rounds will take place on Friday, May 9, beginning at 7 p.m. The final four rounds will take place on Saturday, May 10, beginning at Noon. Teams are allotted 10 minutes for each selection in the first round and seven minutes in the second round. Five minutes are permitted for all subsequent rounds.

 

For the ninth consecutive year, two networks will be televising the Draft in its entirety. NFL Network, which is airing the Draft for the ninth time, will televise all three days of the Draft while ESPN/ESPN2 will continue their annual coverage of the entire draft through its conclusion. Additionally, the Steelers’ official web site (www.steelers.com) and NFL.com will have exclusive coverage and behind-the-scenes features. Steelers Nation Radio and ESPN 970, as well as Sirius NFL Radio will broadcast the entire draft as well.

 

FAN PARTICIPATION: Steelers fans can participate in Draft Day festivities at the 2014 Steelers Fan Blitz, presented by Xfinity. Steelers Fan Blitz will be held from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 10, at Heinz Field and will feature a number of fun-filled events, prize giveaways, and a chance for fans to meet the Steelers’ draft picks as well as some of their favorite current and former Steelers. For more information on all of the day’s events, please log on to www.steelers.com.

 

Fans wanting to demonstrate that they bleed “Black and Gold” can make a life-saving blood donation in the North Club Lounge at the Central Blood Bank. Fans who pre-register for the drive (www.centralbloodbank.org/events) will receive free admission into Fan Blitz.

 

Tickets are now on sale at the Steelers Sideline Stores at the Westmoreland Mall, South Hills Village, Pittsburgh Mills and the Premium Outlets at Grove City as well as www.ticketmaster.com. Tickets will also be available on the day of the event at the Steelers Ticket Office at Gate B at 10 a.m.

DRAFT NOTES: Former Steelers quarterback Terry Hanratty will announce Pittsburgh’s second round selection from Radio City Music Hall, it marks the fourth year in which each selection in the second round is announced by a former player…A record 30 top prospects are confirmed to attend the 2014 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall in New York…Baltimore and the New York Jets lead all teams with four compensatory selections each…In 78 previous Drafts, the Steelers have selected in the first round in all but seven…Eight of last year’s nine Steelers draft selections are currently on the roster…Five of the Steelers’ 2013 draft selections made at least one start last season and combined to start a total of 35 games…Dating back to 2010, the Steelers have selected eight players in the first and second round and all are on the current roster.

 

STEELERS 2014 DRAFT SELECTIONS: 1-15; 2-46; 3-97; 4-118; 5-157; 5-173; 6-192; 6-215; 7-230


STEELERS DRAFT NOTES

MOST CHOICES:

All-Time: 30 were chosen in each draft from 1943-48.

Modern Era: 22 in 1971 (11 off., 10 def., 1 sp.); 1976 (12 off., 10 def.)

 

FEWEST CHOICES:

All-Time: 5 in 2003 (2 off., 3 def.)

Modern Era: 5 in 2003 (2 off., 3 def.)

 

HIGHEST CHOICE:

First overall choice in Draft: 1956 (DB Gary Glick); 1970 (QB Terry Bradshaw)

 

LATEST FIRST CHOICE:

Eighth round in 1959 and 1963

 

FIRST-ROUND DRAFT CHOICES BY POSITION: (since 1970)

  • 8 Offensive Linemen (1986, 89, 92, 96, 98, 02, 10, 12)
  • 7 Defensive Backs (1973, 75, 78, 87, 93, 97, 03)
  • 7 Wide Receivers (1971, 74, 84, 94, 99, 00, 06)
  • 7 Defensive Linemen (1981, 83, 85, 88, 01, 09, 11)
  • 5 Running Backs (1972, 79, 82, 89, 09)
  • 4 Tight Ends (1976, 90, 95, 05)
  • 4 Linebackers (1977, 91, 07, 13)
  • 3 Quarterbacks (1970, 80, 04)

STEELERS DRAFTS SINCE 2007 (Head Coach Mike Tomlin’s First Year)

YEAR   RD    PLAYER                                  POS.          SCHOOL

2013 (17th overall)

            1       Jarvis Jones                             OLB           Georgia

            2       Le’Veon Bell                            RB             Michigan State

            3       Markus Wheaton                      WR             Oregon State

            4a     Shamarko Thomas                   S                Syracuse (acquired 14th pick in the                                                   fourth round [111th overall] via a trade                                                                                        with Cleveland. The Steelers traded                                                    their 2014 third-round selection to                                                                                          Cleveland in return)

            4b     Landry Jones                           QB             Oklahoma

            5       Terry Hawthorne                      CB             Illinois

            6a     Justin Brown                            WR             Oklahoma

            6b     Vince Williams                        LB              Florida State (compensatory selection)

            7       Nick Williams                           DT             Samford

 

YEAR   RD    PLAYER                                  POS.          SCHOOL

2012 (24th overall)

            1       David DeCastro                        OG             Stanford

            2       Mike Adams                             OT             Ohio State

            3       Sean Spence                          LB              Miami (Fla.)

            4       Alameda Ta’amu                     DT             Washington (traded original fourth-                                                   round selection [119th overall] and                                                                                                 sixth-round selection [193rd overall] to                                                             Washington in return for the 109th                                                                                         overall pick)

            5       Chris Rainey                            RB             Florida

            7a     Toney Clemons                       WR             Colorado

            7b     David Paulson                         TE             Oregon (compensatory selection)

            7c     Terrence Frederick                  CB             Texas A&M (compensatory selection)

            7d     Kelvin Beachum                      OG             SMU (compensatory selection)

 

YEAR   RD    PLAYER                                  POS.          SCHOOL

2011 (31st overall)

            1       Cameron Heyward                   DE             Ohio State

            2       Marcus Gilbert                         OT             Florida

            3       Curtis Brown                             CB             Texas

            4       Cortez Allen                             CB             The Citadel

            5       Chris Carter                              LB              Fresno State

            6       Keith Williams                         OG             Nebraska

            7       Baron Batch                            RB             Texas Tech

YEAR   RD    PLAYER                                  POS.          SCHOOL

2010 (18th overall)

            1       Maurkice Pouncey                   C                Florida

            2       Jason Worilds                           LB              Virginia Tech

            3       Emmanuel Sanders                 WR             SMU

            4       Thaddeus Gibson                    LB              Ohio State

            5a     Chris Scott                               OT             Tennessee

            5b     Crezdon Butler                         CB             Clemson (compensatory selection)

            5c     Stevenson Sylvester                 LB              Utah (acquired the 35th pick in the fifth                                             round and CB Bryant McFadden via a                                                                                              trade with the Arizona Cardinals for                                                     the 24th pick in the fifth round)

            6a     Jonathan Dwyer                       RB             Georgia Tech

            6b     Antonio Brown                         WR             Central Michigan (compensatory                                                      selection)

            7       Doug Worthington                    DT             Ohio State

 

YEAR   RD    PLAYER                                  POS.          SCHOOL

2009 (32nd overall)

            1       Ziggy Hood                              DE             Missouri

            3a     Kraig Urbik                               OG             Wisconsin (acquired via a trade with

                                                                                       Denver in return for the 15th pick in the

                                                                                       third round and the 20th pick in the

                                                                                       third round)

            3b     Mike Wallace                           WR             Mississippi (acquired via a trade with

                                                                                       Denver in return for the 15th pick in the

                                                                                       third round and the 20th pick in the

                                                                                       third round)

            3c     Keenan Lewis                          CB             Oregon State

            5a     Joe Burnett                              CB             Central Florida

            5b     Frank Summers                        RB             UNLV

            6       Sunny Harris                            DT             Oregon

            7a     A.Q. Shipley                            C                Penn State (acquired via a trade with

                                                                                       Tampa Bay in return for C Sean

                                                                                       Mahan)

            7b     David Johnson                         TE             Arkansas State

 

YEAR   RD    PLAYER                                  POS.          SCHOOL

2008 (23rd overall)

            1       Rashard Mendenhall               RB             Illinois

            2       Limas Sweed                           WR             Texas

            3       Bruce Davis                             LB              UCLA

            4          Tony Hills        OT       Texas (traded from pick 123 to 130                                                     with the N.Y. Giants, and also received                                               Giants’ sixth-round choice)

            5          Dennis Dixon                                    QB             Oregon

            6a        Mike Humpal                                    LB              Iowa

            6b        Ryan Mundy                                     S                West Virginia

 

YEAR   RD    PLAYER                                  POS.          SCHOOL

2007 (15th overall)

            1       Lawrence Timmons                 LB              Florida State

            2       LaMarr Woodley                      LB              Michigan

            3       Matt Spaeth                             TE             Minnesota

            4a     Daniel Sepulveda                    P                Baylor (acquired via a trade with

                                                   Green Bay in return for the 20th pick in

                                                                           the fourth round and the 18th pick in

                                                                           the sixth round)

            4b     Ryan McBean                          DE             Oklahoma State

            5a     Cameron Stephenson              OG             Rutgers

            5b     William Gay                             CB             Louisville

            7          Dallas Baker     WR       Florida

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