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CBS Sports names Huey Richardson as the Steelers biggest draft bust in franchise history


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With it being draft day, Jeff Kerr of CBS Sports ranked the biggest draft bust for all 32 teams.

For the Steelers, Kerr has outside linebacker Huey Richardson as being the biggest draft bust in franchise history. Richardson ranked No. 6 among all draft busts. Quarterback Ryan Leaf of the Chargers ranked No. 1 and quarterback Jamarcus Russell of the Raiders was ranked No. 2.


Richardson was the 15th overall pick by the Steelers out of Florida in 1991 and he played just five games with the Steelers and recorded two tackles, plus another on special teams and no sacks. To put that in perspective, even Steelers draft bust Jarvis Jones produced more than Richardson, and he had just six career sacks, but at least Jones lasted four seasons.


Richardson was the last first-round pick by Chuck Noll, as the four-time Super Bowl champion coach retired after the 1991 season. Things didn't work out with Bill Cowher either and Richardson was traded to Washington for a seventh-round draft pick prior to the 1992 season. If a trade had not been possible, Richardson would have simply been waived. Richardson played just four games in Washington and was released. Shortly after, he signed with the Jets and played seven games. After the 1992 season, that was it for Richardson. A total of 16 games and no sacks.


With no production at all in Pittsburgh, it's hard to disagree with Kerr's pick of Richardson being the Steelers' biggest draft bust of all time.












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