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Steelers prepare for the 2016 NFL Draft

The Pittsburgh Steelers have the 25th overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft that will be held April 28-30 at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University in Chicago.

The Steelers have a total of seven selections in the 81st Annual Draft, including their own selection in each of the Draft's first four rounds and also in round seven. The team has a compensatory pick in the sixth round, and a seventh-round slot acquired from the New York Giants. This is the seventh time in league history the NFL will conduct a three-day draft and the 23rd consecutive year for the seven-round format with a total of 253 draft picks.

The Draft begins Thursday, April 28, 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, April 29, beginning at 7 p.m. The final four rounds will take place on Saturday, April 30, 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 11th consecutive year, two networks will be televising the Draft in its entirety. NFL Network, which is airing the Draft for the 10th 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.

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: Twenty-five top prospects are confirmed to attend the 2016 NFL Draft at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University in Chicago...In 80 previous Drafts, the Steelers have selected in the first round in all but seven...Seven of last year's eight Steelers draft selections are currently on the roster...Dating back to 2010, the Steelers have selected 12 players in the first and second round and 11 are on the current roster.STEELERS 2016 DRAFT SELECTIONS: 1-25; 2-58; 3-89; 4-123; 6-220; 7-229; 7-246STEELERS 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 1963FIRST-ROUND DRAFT CHOICES BY POSITION: (since 1970)

  • 8 Offensive Linemen (1986, 89, 92, 96, 98, 2002, 10, 12)
  • 7 Defensive Backs (1973, 75, 78, 87, 93, 97, 2003)
  • 7 Wide Receivers (1971, 74, 84, 94, 99, 2000, 06)
  • 7 Defensive Linemen (1981, 83, 85, 88, 2001, 09, 11)
  • 6 Linebackers (1977, 91, 2007, 13, 14, 15)
  • 5 Running Backs (1972, 79, 82, 89, 2009)
  • 4 Tight Ends (1976, 90, 95, 2005)
  • 3 Quarterbacks (1970, 80, 2004)

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

YEARRDPLAYERPOS.SCHOOL
2015(22nd overall)
1Bud DupreeLBKentucky
2Senquez GolsonCBMississippi
3Sammie CoatesWRAuburn
4Doran GrantCBOhio State
5Jesse JamesTEPenn State
6aL.T. WaltonDECentral Michigan
6bAnthony ChickilloLBMiami (compensatory selection)
7Gerod HollimanSLouisville

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
6bVince WilliamsDLTennessee (compensatory selection)
7Rob BlanchflowerTEMassachusetts
YEARRDPLAYERPOS.SCHOOL
2013(17th overall)
1Ryan ShazierOLBGeorgia
2Le'Veon BellRBMichigan State
3Markus WheatonWROregon State
4aRobert GoldenSSyracuse (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 SpanceLBMiami (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)
1Ryan ShazierLBFlorida State
2LaMarr WoodleyLBMichigan
3Martavis BryantTEMinnesota
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

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