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Pittsburgh Steelers Drafted Defensive Linemen

The Pittsburgh Steelers have selected 100 Defensive Linemen in their team history (74 drafts). The Steelers have drafted 7 Defensive Linemen in the first round. The highest drafted DL was Joe Greene drafted in round 1 (#4 Overall) in 1969 out of North Texas. Some of the top drafted Steelers Defensive Linemen were Elbie Nickel drafted in round 15 in 1947 out of Cincinnati, Henry Minarik drafted in round 8 in 1951 out of Michigan State, Jack McClairen drafted in round 26 in 1953 out of Bethune-Cookman, Ed Bernet drafted in round 3 in 1955 out of Southern Methodist and Jack O'Brien drafted in round 7 in 1954 out of Florida. View all of the Pittsburgh Steelers drafted Defensive Linemen throughout their history.
Pittsburgh Steelers Drafted Defensive Linemen
Year Round Selection Player College
2016 6 199   Leterrius Walton   Central Michigan
2016 6 212   Anthony Chickillo   Miami (FL)
2015 6 199   Leterrius Walton   Central Michigan
2015 6 212   Anthony Chickillo   Miami (FL)
2014 2 46   Stephon Tuitt   Notre Dame
2014 6 215   Dan McCullers   Tennessee
2013 7 223   Nick Williams   Samford
2012 4 109   Alameda Ta'amu   Washington
2011 1 31   Cameron Heyward   Ohio State
2010 7 242   Doug Worthington   Ohio State
2009 1 32   Evander Hood   Missouri
2009 6 205   Ra'Shon Harris   Oregon
2007 4 132   Ryan McBean   Oklahoma State
2006 4 133   Orien Harris   Miami (Fla.)
2005 7 228   Shaun Nua   Brigham Young
2004 5 145   Nathaniel Adibi   Virginia Tech
2004 7 212   Eric Taylor   Memphis
2003 2 59   Alonzo Jackson   Florida State
2002 7 242   Brett Keisel   Brigham Young
2001 1 19   Casey Hampton   Texas
2001 6 181   Rodney Bailey   Ohio State
2000 3 72   Kendrick Clancy   Mississippi
2000 6 173   Chris Combs   Duke
1999 4 109   Aaron Smith   Northern Colorado
1999 7 214   Antonio Dingle   Virginia
1998 2 41   Jeremy Staat   Arizona State
1998 7 221   Angel Rubio   Southeast Missouri State
1997 6 199   Rod Manuel   Oklahoma
1996 5 163   Israel Raybon   North Alabama
1996 6 200   Orpheus Roye   Florida State
1995 4 120   Oliver Gibson   Notre Dame
1994 2 50   Brentson Buckner   Clemson
1994 4 122   Ta'ase Faumui   Hawaii
1993 4 108   Kevin Henry   Mississippi State
1993 7 185   Jeff Zgonina   Purdue
1992 3 67   Joel Steed   Colorado
1990 2 43   Kenny Davidson   Louisiana State
1990 3 81   Craig Veasey   Houston
1990 8 209   Karl Dunbar   Louisiana State
1989 12 312   Carlton Haselrig   Pittsburgh-Johnstown
1988 5 121   Darin Jordan   Northeastern
1988 5 128   Jerry Reese   Kentucky
1987 6 141   Tim Johnson   Penn State
1987 8 205   Charles Buchanan   Tennessee State
1986 2 36   Gerald Williams   Auburn
1984 5 135   Van Hughes   Texas State
1983 1 21   Gabe Rivera   Texas Tech
1982 6 155   Mike Perko   Utah State
1982 7 172   Ed Nelson   Auburn
1981 1 17   Keith Gary   Oklahoma
1981 9 239   James Hunter   USC
1980 2 56   John Goodman   Oklahoma
1979 5 137   Dwaine Board   North Carolina A&T
1977 3 60   Tom Beasley   Virginia Tech
1976 3 70   Ron Coder   Penn State
1976 6 159   Gary Dunn   Miami (Fla.)
1976 8 237   Ed McAleney   Massachusetts
1975 2 51   Bob Barber   Grambling State
1975 15 390   Marty Smith   Louisville
1974 6 149   Jim Wolf   Prairie View A&M
1974 9 229   Charles Davis   Texas Christian
1973 7 180   Nate Dorsey   Mississippi Valley State
1972 5 113   Steve Furness   Rhode Island
1971 4 104   Dwight White   Texas A&M-Commerce
1971 6 138   Craig Hanneman   Oregon State
1971 8 203   Ernie Holmes   Texas Southern
1969 1 4   Joe Greene   North Texas
1969 10 238   L.C. Greenwood   Arkansas-Pine Bluff
1969 11 264   Clarence Washington   Arkansas-Pine Bluff
1968 2 36   Ernie Ruple   Arkansas
1965 11   Frank Molden   Jackson State
1965 17   Whit Canale   Tennessee
1964 4   Ben McGee   Jackson State
1963 8   Frank Atkinson   Stanford
1960 8   Dan Lanphear   Wisconsin
1959 10   Riley Gunnels   Georgia
1959 25   Jack Scott   Ohio State
1958 17   Joe Lewis   Compton CC CA
1958 24   Jon Evans   Oklahoma State
1957 5   Perry Richards   Detroit
1956 2   Joe Krupa   Purdue
1956 20   Fred Glatz   Pittsburgh
1955 3   Ed Bernet   Southern Methodist
1954 7   Jack O'Brien   Florida
1954 9   Joe Zombek   Pittsburgh
1953 4   Lloyd Colteryahn   Maryland
1953 5   Bob Gaona   Wake Forest
1953 7   John Alderton   Maryland
1953 26   Jack McClairen   Bethune-Cookman
1951 8   Henry Minarik   Michigan State
1951 21   Ernie Cheatham   Loyola Marymount
1949 5   Bill Long   Oklahoma State
1949 21   Jim Owens   Oklahoma
1948 1 9   Dan Edwards   Georgia
1948 7   Ed Ryan   St. Mary's (CA)
1948 14   Bill McPeak   Pittsburgh
1947 3   Frank Wydo   Cornell
1947 15   Elbie Nickel   Cincinnati
1946 18   Gail Bruce   Washington
1945 5   Charley Mehelich   Duquesne
1945 6   Gregg Browning   Denver
1941 9   Emil Uremovich   Indiana
 
 
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