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The 2004 Draft: The Legend of Ben Falls to Pittsburgh

Published by on April 30, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NFL

Since I haven't decompressed yet from NFL draft 2009, it is a good time to look back on the draft that reestablished the Steelers as a national power, the 2004 draft. 

The Steelers were set up with a fairly high pick thanks to a wretched 2003 campaign in which they slipped to 6-10, a season in which they could not string together a two game winning streak. 

What we didn't realize as we watched the Steelers struggle through that disappointing season, one of the worst in recent memory, was that it was setting the stage for great things to come.

Going into the 2004 draft, many people thought the Steelers would draft an offensive tackle in the first round to provide some protection for Tommy Maddox....

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