Originally Posted by The Pencil Neck
2003 -- Polamalu
2004 -- Roethlisberger
2005 -- Heath Miller
2006 -- Santonio Holmes
1969 -- Joe Greene
1970 -- Terry Bradshaw
1971 -- Frank Lewis but in the 2nd round, Jack Hamm
1972 -- Franco Harris
1973 -- JT Thomas (meh)
1974 -- Lynn Swann, Jack Lambert, John Stallworth, and Mike Webster
1988 -- Michael Irvin
1989 -- Troy Aikman
1990 -- Emmitt Smith
Not saying these are better. Just saying these are some of the good 3-4+ years of drafting.
What's nice about this list while comparing it to the Texans, the three teams listed ended up winning multiple super bowls.
I know the optimism is really low around here, but I feel confident we will win two or three super bowls.
Just think. The optimism going into 2011 was somewhat low. We exceeded those expectations. Going into 2012, we had high hopes. We ended up getting disappointed. I bet we all get surprised next year.