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The NFL is not the NBA or NHL D.K. Metcalf Jersey , where you can simply throw money around at star players to win world championships. Look at recent champions like the New England Patriots, Baltimore Ravens, Denver Broncos, Philadelphia Eagles and Seattle Seahawks - you need to hit the jackpot time and time again in the draft to win in today's NFL.That's really what an NFL team's success (or lack thereof) comes down to. The Cleveland Browns, Oakland Raiders, Miami Dolphins and New York Jets wouldn't be such lousy teams if they didn't waste the bulk of their first and second-round draft picks.It's not all about draft positioning, but rather how you use those choices. Some of Seattle's core players were drafted after the first two rounds , including Russell Wilson and Tyler Lockett. Fans don't need reminders of when Tom Brady was taken, either.Here, we're taking a look at some recent draft picks and determining their respective statuses: Are they looking like big-time busts? Are some of them late-round gems? Or are some of them on the fence and facing make-or-break years in 2019?On this list, we decided to keep it strictly within the years of 2015 to '17. Obviously, it's too early to tell which 2018 draft prospects will be stars. As for players drafted back in 2014 or earlier, we know have a firm idea if they're stars, busts or simply somewhere in between.Now Gary Jennings Jr. Jersey , a look at 21 recent draft picks, with seven appearing to be busts, seven purely steals and seven of them on the fence. The Pittsburgh Steelers have a deep history of selecting high-quality players capable of becoming cornerstones of championship rosters in draft classes. In the 2000s alone, the Steelers drafted a young man who became a franchise quarterback, a two-time Super Bowl winner and somebody who will, one day, deservedly be enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame , and the club also built impressive defensive units that helped the franchise remain the class of the AFC North for the better part of the past decade or so. While the Steelers are not a dynasty like the New England Patriots have been throughout the Tom Brady era, Pittsburgh fans have had little to complain about throughout the current century, especially when you compare the club to the likes of the Cleveland Browns and Cincinnati Bengals. Every sports organization is guilty of miscues and mistakes, and the Steelers are no different even if it often feels as if the team gets more right than wrong during every draft. Some draft busts taken by the Steelers did set the franchise back and possibly even cost the team a shot at playing in a Super Bowl contest, while others are simply regrettable decisions that look awful in hindsight. Regardless of how you feel about the talents possessed by the man who tops the list of players the Steelers never should have drafted, history will always remember his costly fumble during a title game. Passionate Pittsburgh fans will only be able to wonder what could have been had that player held onto the football on that fateful night.

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