Pittsburgh Steelers – Huey Richardson (No. 15 pick, 1991)
The Steelers are just one of those organizations that do things the right way. There is a reason Pittsburgh is seemingly always in the mix for the Super Bowl; they even get it right with coaches, employing just two in the past 25 years.
At any rate, Huey Richardson was as bad as it gets for this organization.
The hybrid linebacker was seen as a big-time athlete coming out of Florida in 1991, but it would be difficult to find a player with a less productive career without major injuries. Richardson lasted only two years in the NFL, and he was cut by the Steelers after his rookie season. During that campaign, he notched three tackles and appeared in only five games.
That is very hard to do.
On the bright side, there were no obvious Hall of Fame picks in Pittsburgh’s range in 1991, but Richardson had the worst career of anyone in a first round that included Dan McGwire, Todd Marinovich and Bruce Pickens. That is a tough task, and Steelers fans will certainly point to this one as the organization’s biggest draft miss.
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