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Key Questions for Hines Ward To Answer in 2009

Published by on May 17, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NFL

Back in 1998, the Pittsburgh Steelers, under the direction of head coach Bill Cowher, drafted a wide receiver in the third round.

Most scouts and so-called draft experts considered the 92nd pick to be lacking breakaway speed and the necessary height to become a big-time player at his position.

But personnel evaluations can't measure intangibles like heart, will, determination and effort. By his second season, the scouts and draftniks were proven dead wrong.

The Steelers' selection became one of the biggest picks in the history of the franchise. A steal in the draft if there ever was one. The pick was Hines Ward and for the past 11 seasons the former Georgia Bulldog has been a key cog in Pittsburgh's retur...

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