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Steelers ready for 25th pick

Don't miss the excitement of the 2015 Steelers Fan Blitz, presented by Xfinity. This year's draft day event will be held on Saturday April 30 from 12-6 pm* *at Heinz Field.

Tickets for the entire day will cost $15 for Adults and $5 for youth 12 and under and are now on sale at Ticketmaster.com at all Ticketmaster Outlets and the Steelers Sideline Stores at: Westmoreland Mall, Pittsburgh Mills, the Premium Outlets at Grove City and South Hills Village.

Members of Steelers Nation Unite will be chosen to announce Steelers draft picks live in the PNC Champions Club. All Steelers Nation Unite members will have access to the PNC Champions Club. Click here to join Steelers Nation Unite.Steelers 2016 NFL Draft Facts & Figures

  • The 2016 NFL Draft will take place April 28-30 in Chicago.
  • The first round kicks off on Thursday, April 28 at 8 p.m. (ET), and continues with the second and third rounds on Friday, April 29 at 7 p.m. (ET). It concludes on Saturday, April 30 with rounds four-seven starting at 12 noon (ET).
  • The Steelers have the 25th overall pick in the first round. Here is a breakdown of all of their picks.

Round 1 – 25th pick overall
Round 2 – 58th pick overall
Round 3 – 89th pick overall
Round 4 – 123rd pick overall
Round 6 – 220th pick overall (compensatory selection)
Round 7 – 229th pick overall (acquired from the New York Giants in a trade for punter Brad Wing)
Round 7 – 246th pick overall

Here is a complete list of the 2016 NFL Draft order, Round-By-Round

  • Round 1:10 minutes per selection. Round 2:Seven*minutes per selection.Rounds 3 through 6: Five minutes per selection. Round 7 and All Compensatory Picks: *Four minutes per selection.
  • The highest the Steelers have ever selected in the first round in number one overall. That occurred twice, once in 1956 when they selected defensive back Gary Glick, and again in 1970 when the team selected quarterback Terry Bradshaw.
  • The most draft choices the Steelers ever had was 30 in each draft from 1943-48. Since the NFL's modern era, the most selections were 22 in both 1971 and 1976.
  • The fewest draft choices the Steelers had happened in 2003 when they only had five draft picks.
  • The breakdown of first round draft picks since the 1970 draft plays out as follows by position: offensive linemen (8); defensive back, wide receivers and defensive linemen (7); running backs and linebackers (6); tight ends (4); and quarterbacks (3).
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