Steeler Nation, this draft marks the 10 year anniversary of the 2004 draft and the Pittsburgh Steelers drafting quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. This move would soon take the Steelers from being contenders to Super Bowl champions .
Before the Steelers drafted Ben Roethlisberger , even in their best years through the 80’s and the 90’s, they always seemed to come up short. Years of tough defenses , strong running games, but there was always that missing ingredient … A franchise quarterback.
Not since the retirement of Terry Bradshaw in 1983 had the Steelers had a quarterback the caliber of Ben Roethlisberger .The quarterback position for the Pittsburgh Steelers from 1983 to 2004 was mostly a revolving door of mediocrity. The list is long,from Cliff Stoudt to Tommy Maddox.
The Steelers took Roethlisberger with the 11th overall pick of the 2004 draft and the rest is history. Roethlisberger owns almost every Steelers quarterback passing record and has led the Pittsburgh Steelers to three Super Bowl appearances and two Super Bowl championship wins.
The cards fell perfect for the Steelers, in the first round of the 2004 draft. Tonight ,10 years later, the Steelers have the 15th pick of the 2014 draft. Will the Steelers once again make history? Time will tell.