Steelers have 22nd selection in 2015 NFL Draft

The Pittsburgh Steelers have the 22nd pick in the 2015 NFL Draft that will be held April 30-May 2 at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University in Chicago.

The Steelers have a total of eight selections in the 80th Annual Draft, including their own selection in each of the Draft's seven rounds. One of the Steelers eight selections is a compensatory pick, following the sixth round. This is the sixth time in league history the NFL will conduct a three-day draft and the 22nd consecutive year for the seven-round format with a total of 256 draft picks.

The Draft begins Thursday, April 30, 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 1, beginning at 7 p.m. The final four rounds will take place on Saturday, May 2, 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 the third through sixth rounds. Four minutes will be allowed between selections in the seventh round and for all compensatory selections.

For the 10th 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.

DRAFT NOTES: Twenty-seven top prospects are confirmed to attend the 2015 NFL Draft at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University in Chicago…Denver, Kansas City and Seattle lead all teams with four compensatory selections each…In 79 previous Drafts, the Steelers have selected in the first round in all but seven…Seven of last year's nine Steelers draft selections are currently on the roster…Four of the Steelers' 2014 draft selections made at least one start last season and combined to start a total of 13 regular season games…Dating back to 2010, the Steelers have selected 10 players in the first and second round and nine are on the current roster.

STEELERS 2015 DRAFT SELECTIONS:1-22; 2-56; 3-87; 4-121; 5-160; 6-199; 6-212; 7-239


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.)

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

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

Eighth round in 1959 and 1963


  • 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 Linebackers (1977, 91, 07, 13, 14)
  • 5 Running Backs (1972, 79, 82, 89, 09)
  • 4 Tight Ends (1976, 90, 95, 05)
  • 3 Quarterbacks (1970, 80, 04)

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

2014 (15th overall)
1 Ryan Shazier LB Ohio State
2 Stephon Tuitt DE Notre Dame
3 Dri Archer WR/RB Kent State (Compensatory selection)
4 Martavis Bryant WR Clemson
5a Shaquille Richardson CB Arizona
5b Wesley Johnson OL Vanderbilt (compensatory selection
6a Jordan Zumwalt LB UCLA
6b Daniel McCullers DL Tennessee (compensatory selection)
7 Rob Blanchflower TE Massachusetts

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

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 Toneny 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)

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

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

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
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 (traded from pick 123 to 130 with the N.Y. Giants, and also received Giants' sixth-round choice)
7b David Johnson TE Arkansas State

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

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


1969 Joe Greene (4) DT North Texas State
1970 Terry Bradshaw (1) QB Louisiana Tech
1971 Frank Lewis (8) WR Grambling
1972 Franco Harris (13) RB Penn State
1973 James Thomas (24) DB Florida State
1974 Lynn Swann (21) WR Southern California
1975 Dave Brown (26) DB Michigan
1976 Bennie Cunningham (28) TE Clemson
1977 Robin Cole (21) LB New Mexico
1978 Ron Johnson (22) CB Eastern Michigan
1979 Greg Hawthorne (28) RB Baylor
1980 Mark Malone (28) QB Arizona State
1981 Keith Gary (17) DE Oklahoma
1982 Walter Abercrombie (12) RB Baylor
1983 Gabriel Rivera (21) NT Texas Tech
1984 Louis Lipps (23) WR Southern Mississippi
1985 Darryl Sims (20) DE Wisconsin
1986 John Reinstra (9) G Temple
1987 Rod Woodson (10) CB Purdue
1988 Aaron Jones (18) DE Eastern Kentucky
1989 (2) Tim Worley (7)
Tom Ricketts (24)
1990 Eric Green (21) TE Liberty
1991 Huey Richardson (15) LB Florida
1992 Leon Searcy (11) OT Miami
1993 Deon Figures (23) CB Colorado
1994 Charles Johnson (17) WR Colorado
1995 Mark Bruener (27) TE Washington
1996 Jamain Stephens (29) OT North Carolina A&T
1997 Chad Scott (24) CB Maryland
1998 Alan Faneca (26) OG Louisiana State
1999 Troy Edwards (13 WR Louisiana Tech
2000 Plaxico Burress (8) WR Michigan State
2001 Casey Hampton (19) NT Texas
2002 Kendall Simmons (30) OG Auburn
2003 Troy Polamalu (16) S USC
2004 Ben Roethlisberger (11) QB Miami (Ohio)
2005 Heath Miller (30) TE Virginia
2006 Santonio Holmes (25) WR Ohio State
2007 Lawrence Timmons (15) LB Florida State
2008 Rashard Mendenhall (23) RB Illinois
2009 Ziggy Hood (32) DE Missouri
2010 Maurkice Pouncey (18) C Florida
2011 Cameron Heyward (31) DE Ohio State
2012 David DeCastro (24) OG Stanford
2013 Jarvis Jones (17) OLB Georgia
2014 Ryan Shazier (15) LB Ohio State

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