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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

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 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)

YEARRDPLAYERPOS.SCHOOL
2014(15th overall)
1Ryan ShazierLBOhio State
2Stephon TuittDENotre Dame
3Dri ArcherWR/RBKent State (Compensatory selection)
4Martavis BryantWRClemson
5aShaquille RichardsonCBArizona
5bWesley JohnsonOLVanderbilt (compensatory selection
6aJordan ZumwaltLBUCLA
6bDaniel McCullersDLTennessee (compensatory selection)
7Rob BlanchflowerTEMassachusetts

YEARRDPLAYERPOS.SCHOOL
2013(17th overall)
1Jarvis JonesOLBGeorgia
2Le'Veon BellRBMichigan State
3Markus WheatonWROregon State
4aShamarko ThomasSSyracuse (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)
4bLandry JonesQBOklahoma
5Terry HawthorneCBIllinois
6aJustin BrownWROklahoma
6bVince WilliamsLBFlorida State (compensatory selection)
7Nick WilliamsDTSamford

YEARRDPLAYERPOS.SCHOOL
2012(24th overall)
1David DeCastroOGStanford
2Mike AdamsOTOhio State
3Sean SpenceLBMiami (Fla.)
4Alameda Ta'amuDTWashington (traded original fourth-round selection [119th overall] and sixth-round selection [193rd overall] to Washington in return for the 109th overall pick)
5Chris RaineyRBFlorida
7aToneny ClemonsWRColorado
7bDavid PaulsonTEOregon (compensatory selection)
7cTerrence FrederickCBTexas A&M (compensatory selection)
7dKelvin BeachumOGSMU (compensatory selection)

YEARRDPLAYERPOS.SCHOOL
2011(31st overall)
1Cameron HeywardDEOhio State
2Marcus GilbertOTFlorida
3Curtis BrownCBTexas
4Cortez AllenCBThe Citadel
5Chris CarterLBFresno State
6Keith WilliamsOGNebraska
7Baron BatchRBTexas Tech

YEARRDPLAYERPOS.SCHOOL
2010(18th overall)
1Maurkice PounceyCFlorida
2Jason WorildsLBVirginia Tech
3Emmanuel SandersWRSMU
4Thaddeus GibsonLBOhio State
5aChris ScottOTTennessee
5bCrezdon ButlerCBClemson (compensatory selection)
5cStevenson SylvesterLBUtah (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)
6aJonathan DwyerRBGeorgia Tech
6bAntonio BrownWRCentral Michigan (compensatory selection)
7Doug WorthingtonDTOhio State

YEARRDPLAYERPOS.SCHOOL
2009(32nd overall)
1Ziggy HoodDEMissouri
3aKraig UrbikOGWisconsin (acquired via a trade with Denver in return for the 15th pick in the third round and the 20th pick in the third round)
3bMike WallaceWRMississippi
3cKeenan LewisCBOregon State
5aJoe BurnettCBCentral Florida
5bFrank SummersRBUNLV
6Sunny HarrisDTOregon
7aA.Q. ShipleyCPenn State (traded from pick 123 to 130 with the N.Y. Giants, and also received Giants' sixth-round choice)
7bDavid JohnsonTEArkansas State

YEARRDPLAYERPOS.SCHOOL
2008(23rd overall)
1Rashard MendenhallRBIllinois
2Limas SweedWRTexas
3Bruce DavisLBUCLA
4Tony HillsOTTexas (traded from pick 123 to 130 with the N.Y. Giants, and also received Giants' sixth-round choice)
5Dennis DixonQBOregon
6aMike HumpalLBIowa
6bRyan MundySWest Virginia

YEARRDPLAYERPOS.SCHOOL
2007(15th overall)
1Lawrence TimmonsLBFlorida State
2LaMarr WoodleyLBMichigan
3Matt SpaethTEMinnesota
4aDaniel SepulvedaPBaylor (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)
4bRyan McBeanDEOklahoma State
5aCameron StephensonOGRutgers
5bWilliam GayCBLouisville
7Dallas BakerWRFlorida

STEELERS FIRST-ROUND DRAFT SELECTIONS (1969-2013)

YEARNAMEPOSITIONCOLLEGE
1969Joe Greene (4)DTNorth Texas State
1970Terry Bradshaw (1)QBLouisiana Tech
1971Frank Lewis (8)WRGrambling
1972Franco Harris (13)RBPenn State
1973James Thomas (24)DBFlorida State
1974Lynn Swann (21)WRSouthern California
1975Dave Brown (26)DBMichigan
1976Bennie Cunningham (28)TEClemson
1977Robin Cole (21)LBNew Mexico
1978Ron Johnson (22)CBEastern Michigan
1979Greg Hawthorne (28)RBBaylor
1980Mark Malone (28)QBArizona State
1981Keith Gary (17)DEOklahoma
1982Walter Abercrombie (12)RBBaylor
1983Gabriel Rivera (21)NTTexas Tech
1984Louis Lipps (23)WRSouthern Mississippi
1985Darryl Sims (20)DEWisconsin
1986John Reinstra (9)GTemple
1987Rod Woodson (10)CBPurdue
1988Aaron Jones (18)DEEastern Kentucky
1989 (2)Tim Worley (7)
Tom Ricketts (24)
RB
OT
Georgia
Pittsburgh
1990Eric Green (21)TELiberty
1991Huey Richardson (15)LBFlorida
1992Leon Searcy (11)OTMiami
1993Deon Figures (23)CBColorado
1994Charles Johnson (17)WRColorado
1995Mark Bruener (27)TEWashington
1996Jamain Stephens (29)OTNorth Carolina A&T
1997Chad Scott (24)CBMaryland
1998Alan Faneca (26)OGLouisiana State
1999Troy Edwards (13WRLouisiana Tech
2000Plaxico Burress (8)WRMichigan State
2001Casey Hampton (19)NTTexas
2002Kendall Simmons (30)OGAuburn
2003Troy Polamalu (16)SUSC
2004Ben Roethlisberger (11)QBMiami (Ohio)
2005Heath Miller (30)TEVirginia
2006Santonio Holmes (25)WROhio State
2007Lawrence Timmons (15)LBFlorida State
2008Rashard Mendenhall (23)RBIllinois
2009Ziggy Hood (32)DEMissouri
2010Maurkice Pouncey (18)CFlorida
2011Cameron Heyward (31)DEOhio State
2012David DeCastro (24)OGStanford
2013Jarvis Jones (17)OLBGeorgia
2014Ryan Shazier (15)LBOhio State

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