Pittsburgh Steelers 2010 NFL Draft: Character Could Influence Selections

April 10, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Last season at this time the Steelers were still basking in the glow of winning their NFL-record sixth Lombardi Trophy.
Ben Roethlisberger and Santonio Holmes were Super Bowl heroes with their all-time highlight reel pass and catch with only seconds to go.
Flash forward one year. 
Holmes is in the news for an incident at a night club and Roethlisberger is in the news for his second sexual assault case.
While both players may be innocent, they have brought a dark cloud above the Steelers organization. The ownership is not happy, Commissioner Roger Goodell is not happy, and the eyes of the sporting world will be watching to see how these situations are handled.
In less than two weeks, the Steelers will be adding a new influx of talent through the NFL draft.  Will they take a risk on a college player who has character flaws or will they look past that and draft the most talented players?

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