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Steelers ready for 30th pick

Steelers 2017 NFL Draft Facts & Figures

  • The 2017 NFL Draft will take place April 27-29 in Philadelphia at the Philadelphia Museum of Art
  • The first round kicks off on Thursday, April 27 at 8 p.m. (ET), and continues with the second and third rounds on Friday, April 28 at 7 p.m. (ET). It concludes on Saturday, April 29 with rounds four-seven starting at 12 noon (ET).
  • The Steelers have the 30th overall pick in the first round. Here is a breakdown of all of their eight picks.

Round 1 – 30th pick overall
Round 2 –  62nd pick overall
Round 3 – 94th pick overall
Round 3 – 105th pick overall (compensatory selection)
Round 4 – 135th  pick overall
Round 5 – 173rd pick overall
Round 6 – 213th pick overall  
Round 7 – 248th pick overall

  • 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. Compensatory picks can be traded for the first time.
  • 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 and defensive back (8); wide receivers and defensive linemen (7); running backs and linebackers (6); tight ends (4); and quarterbacks (3).

Don't miss the excitement of the 2017 Steelers Fan Blitz. This year's draft day event will be held on Saturday, April 29 from 12-6 pm* *at Heinz Field.

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the Fan Blitz page.

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