Steelers 2008 Draft Ending With a Whimper

Posted: 24th September 2009 by Todd Fleming in NFL
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"This is the way the world ends, not with a bang but a whimper." So wrote T.S. Eliot in The Hollow Men. The oft-quoted line in one of Eliot's most famous poems could have easily been referring to the 2008 Steelers' draft. It started with such high expectations, but is well on its way to ending in a whimper. The Steelers entered that draft with its biggest need being the offensive line. But, after a depressing run on extremely talented offensive linemen preceded their pick, few blamed them for grabbing Rashard Mendenhall, thought by many to be the best player still on the board at the time. But Mendenhall's career is off to a terrible start. He was injured early in his rookie campaign, but even during that year, he showed little during the preseason and during his limited playing time. He h ...

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