Recent drafts show Steelers must be better


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Former Steelers linebacker Jarvis Jones -- MATT SUNDAY / DKPS

The NFL draft is an inexact science. We all know that.

And breaking down a draft is an inexact science as well. After all, one man's trash can be another man's treasure. It's why players who don't work out in one place -- see James Farrior, for example -- can become stars in another.

Scheme and opportunity matter in the NFL just like anywhere else.

But how should a draft be judged? On its star players? Those sure don't hurt, but they can't be the sole basis. After all, it takes 53 players to make up the roster. And if you get just one star each year and nothing else to fill in around it, you won't have much of a team.

Subscriber Tony Villiotti has come up with one way to judge things based on the overall depth, and it doesn't look favorably on the Steelers.

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