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of all the guys who seemed to have a problem with Ben Roethlisberger 鈥?or at least were willing to say it out loud 鈥?now they have to pay their quarterback.And as they prepare to do so JuJu Smith-Schuster Jersey , they’re leaving no doubt that he’s their guy.Via Aditi Kinkhabwala of NFL Network, Steelers General Manager Kevin Colbert said that talks on Roethlisberger’s new deal were “still ongoing” but it was what he said about it that made their intent clear.In noting that all this offseason’s chatter regarding Le'Veon Bell and Antonio Brown was just a distraction rather than a big issue, Colbert staked the team firmly to the 37-year-old Roethlisberger.鈥淲e feel comfortable knowing Ben is our quarterback and our leader,鈥?Colbert said.The fact he has to say it out loud speaks to all the drama that has surrounded the Steelers lately. But if letting two stars of their offense go for nothing and a relative song didn’t make it clear that Roethlisberger ran the place, that statement did. Even though Colbert acknowledged that this would be his quarterback’s final contract, they’re willing to commit to him for the foreseeable future. With the Steelers set to have an extra pick the second day of the NFL draft, it is a good time to see what the team has done recently with similar selections."WhiteFanposts Fanshots Sections Latest NewsSteelers Film Room2018 NFL Draft AnalysisLatest NewsLatest NewsFeatures and Long FormThe Steelers history of third-round picks under Mike Tomlin doesn’t scream confidenceNew,79commentsWith the Steelers set to have an extra pick the second day of the NFL draft, it is a good time to see what the team has done recently with similar selections. EDTShareTweetShareShareThe Steelers history of third-round picks under Mike Tomlin doesn’t scream confidenceMark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY SportsWith the Antonio Brown era in Pittsburgh coming to an end T. J. Watt Jersey , what the Steelers do with the third and fifth round picks they acquired will be highly scrutinized for years. The Steelers have hit on some third-round picks in the past such as Mel Blount, Hines Ward, and Joey Porter. But how have the Steelers done in recent years under Mike Tomlin when it came to their third-round selections?It is important to note the Steelers have drafted 16 players in the third round since 2007. In 2009 the Steelers had three picks in the third round, while in both 2017 and 2018 the Steelers had two selections. The last year the Steelers did not have a third round selection was in 2003 when they traded their third and their sixth round draft picks to move up to draft Troy Polamalu.Here is the list of third-round picks by the Steelers since 2007:2007- TE Matt Spaeth2008- LB Bruce Davis2009- WR Mike Wallace 2009- CB Keenan Lewis2009- OT Kraig Urbik 2010- WR Emmanuel Sanders 2011- CB Curtis Brown 2012- LB Sean Spence2013- WR Marcus Wheaton2014- KR Dri Archer2015- WR Sammie Coats2016- DT Javon Hargrave2017- CB Cameron Sutton 2017- RB James Conner2018- QB Mason Rudolph 2018- OT Chuks OkoraforThe most depressing thing I found from the selections the Steelers have made in the third round since Mike Tomlin took over in 2007 is how not one single one of these Steelers were retained immediately following their fourth season. That is correct. None of them.Granted the last five selections should not count because they have yet to reach the end of the rookie deals. But the 11 draft picks in the third round from 2007 to 2015 had zero players still with the Steelers after four seasons. In fact, six of the eleven were either released or traded before finishing their fourth year.It should be noted that both Matt Spaeth and Shawn Spence returned to the Steelers after playing elsewhere. In all, Spaeth played seven seasons for the Steelers, starting 56 of the 92 games in which he played. He has the most starts for the Steelers of any third rounder under Mike Tomlin. As for measuring success as a member of the Steelers, only two players from this list made the Pro Bowl while playing with Steelers. Those players are James Conner and Mike Wallace. Emmanuel Sanders has two Pro Bowl selections, but they have been since he joined the Denver Broncos.One of the most impactful players on this list other than Wallace Chukwuma Okorafor Jersey , Sanders, and Conner has been Javon Hargrave who has been a starter since his rookie year. He has officially started 39 of his 47 games, with the 8 non-starts mainly coming from the Steelers starting in a sub package on defense. As for the four players drafted the past two seasons, including James Conner, it is still too early to tell how their time with the Steelers will play out. As for the fifth round pick the Steelers received, players selected in this round are very hit or miss. Yes, Mike Webster is enshrined in Canton as a fifth-round selection, but there are 19 players in team history drafted in the same round who never played in an NFL game. While the Steelers have never had a fifth round selection make the Pro Bowl under Mike Tomlin, they did get many years of production from William Gay who was drafted in 2007. Additionally Mason Rudolph Jersey , Jesse James was selected in the fifth round in 2015, but his future looks to be in Detroit for the foreseeable future. And while Jaylen Samuels flashed last season as a rookie when called upon, his body of work has not been enough to deem him a successful pick as of yet.As much as I would like to think these two selections could help offset the loss of an all-pro wide receiver, it’s very unlikely the Steelers can pull off drafting players such as Mike Wallace and William Gay with these two picks. In fact, they are just as likely to draft Bruce Davis and Terry Hawthorne. If the Steelers are hoping to gain a player who sticks with the team beyond their rookie deal, they would be better served to use these two draft picks in orders to move up in the first round if there is a player they really want much like they did in 2003.

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