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Sports Illustrated Names Steelers' Worst Draft Pick Ever

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KANSAS CITY, MO - JANUARY 16: A view of a Pittsburgh Steelers helmet before an AFC wild card playoff game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Kansas City Chiefs on Jan 16, 2022 at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, MO. (Photo by Scott Winters/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

The Pittsburgh Steelers are known as one of the most stable organizations in all of sports.

A significant portion of their recent success has come from general manager Kevin Colbert and head coach Mike Tomlin. The latter has never had a losing season and the former is one of the best-drafting GMs in sports.

Colbert consistently hits on his draft picks - notably at the wide receiver position. However, even the best general managers in the league are prone to missing on a few picks.

Earlier this week, Sports Illustrated named the worst first-round draft pick for every NFL team. Names like Ryan Leaf and JaMarcus Russell made the list - as they should.

For the Steelers, their error came in the 2013 NFL draft when the team opted to select pass rusher Jarvis Jones out of Georgia. His final two seasons with the Bulldogs had many believing he could be a top-10 pick.

When he started falling, though, the Steelers couldn't resist. They likely wish they had.

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From 2013 to 2016, Jones recorded 130 tackles, 11 for loss, six sacks, nine pass breakups, two interceptions and four forced fumbles.

That's a far cry from what the team was likely hoping for when they selected him with the No. 17 overall pick.