When teams get to the seventh round of the NFL Draft, they are just wishing at this point.
The difference between seventh-round draft pick and undrafted free agent have parallels. However, the seventh round is still real and players can still be considered drafted if taken. When looking back, the Steelers have one seventh-round pick that is the best of all time.
That’s former BYU defensive end turned Steelers Brett Keisel, who ended up being a pretty solid NFL player.
Keisel was the 21st defensive end taken in the draft, behind players like Julius Peppers and Dwight Freeney. The Steelers took a chance on him, and the rest was history.
Keisel became beloved by the city of Pittsburgh. He played for the Steelers for 13 years, in which he recorded 408 total tackles, 30.0 sacks, nine fumble recoveries, and two interceptions. He was a part of both Super Bowl teams (XL, XLIII) and made the Pro Bowl in 2010.
Last year, Keisel entered the draft area to announce the third-round selection for the franchise.
Who knows who will be the diamond in the rough for the Steelers this year. Can you predict the next one?