The Post-Gazette reports that the Steelers may be a little hesitant to draft players from the Univ of Texas.
Might the Steelers’ experience drafting University of Texas players cause them to pass on cornerbacks Aaron Williams and/or Curtis Brown this year? Williams is a big, tough corner at 6 feet, 205 pounds and rated either third, fourth or fifth in the draft at his position (if Colorado’s Jimmy Smith plunges into the second round for various reasons). Brown is considered strictly a second-rounder.
Two Longhorns drafted by them in the 2008 season have done little in three seasons — wide receiver Limas Sweed, their second-round pick, and tackle Tony Hills, drafted on the fourth round. They have had great success with Casey Hampton, but he came from a different Texas culture when they drafted him in the first round in 2001. Another veteran Texas player, Jonathan Scott, helped save them at left tackle last season.
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