Fortunately for the Pittsburgh Steelers, they have had great success with most of the running backs they’ve drafted.
So I had to really think about this.
I very much wanted to put Richard Huntley here because all I could remember him doing was running sideways (running me up a wall), but unfortunately for me he was drafted by the Atlanta Falcons.
Then I thought, why not Amos Zereoué? Nah, he played in some of the dog years in the late ’90s, early ’00s and was a versatile back having to deal with Kordell Stewart’s shenanigans.
I’ll cut him some slack.
Chris Rainey? Remember the hype on him? But he was around for the blink of an eye before being cut due to an unfortunate battery charge.
As I’m only 23 years old, I don’t remember—rather know off of the top of my head—too many RBs the Steelers have drafted in the past who might have stunk.
And then it hit me.
The worst pick in the draft at the running back position for the Pittsburgh Steelers is…
Now, let me explain.
Mendenhall was not, and is not, a terrible running back.
So, what has he done?
Well, for one thing he lost us a f%&*ing Super Bowl (potentially, of course, Green Bay fans).
Remember when the Steelers were only down 21-17 heading into the fourth quarter of Super Bowl XLV?
They had the ball at midfield and had all the momentum, remember?
And then this happened:
And eventually this:
But that’s not all.