Top 5 Wide Receivers in Pittsburgh Steelers Franchise History


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5. Plaxico Burress

When selected with the eighth overall pick in the 2000 NFL Draft, Plaxico Burress was supposed to be the game-changer at receiver the Steelers desperately needed. The Steelers had spent their first round pick in 1999 on failed receiver Troy Edwards, and Hines Ward was just becoming starting quality himself. When Ben Roethlisberger joined the Steelers, he only had one year with Plax, but Burress was obviously his favorite target. With amazing height and leaping ability, Burress was lethal in the red zone. Had Burress not had the attitude he had, and was willing to stay in Pittsburgh, he may have been as high as two or three on this list. Burress finished his Steelers career with 261 receptions for 4,164 yards and 22 touchdowns.