The draft is of course about possibility and potential, but it is also about disappointment and let down. For every Tom Brady and Terrell Davis late round Cinderella story, there are dozens of stories of 6th and 7th rounders who, well planned out like 6th and 7th rounders.
- And of course there’s the 1st round draft pick busts.
- And in the modern-era the Steelers have no bigger first round bust than Huey Richardson.
Richardson was an inside linebacker who on paper had some position flexibility to play on the line of scrimmage. In reality he was also pathetic, having gotten into only 11 games in a two year career.
- Richardson’s story is also one of the most frequently mis-reported Steelers stories.
And this is a problem with the internet. Little factoids get incorrectly reported, they get circulated, and well there’s a snowball effect.
- And it doesn’t help when official team sources initiate the errors.
Yeah, writing a blog entry on this kind of thing defines “nitty gritty” in its purest form, but I guess such things are prone to happen when the NFL decides to extend the draft into the second week of May.
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