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Draft rewind: Unlucky No. 22

This is part of series that will run periodically leading up to the 2015 NFL draft. It looks on past drafts and draft picks with a Pittsburgh Steelers angle.

The Steelers don't have to worry about looking for an eventual successor to Ben Roethlisberger in the foreseeable future after signing the veteran quarterback to a five-year contract last Friday that could be worth up to $108 million.

It is especially fortuitous for the Steelers that they are not in the market for a future starter this year and not just because it is considered a weak draft class at quarterback.

The Steelers own the 22nd overall pick in the draft and that has not been a good place to take a quarterback.

The five quarterbacks who have been taken 22nd overall since 1960 are Johnny Manziel, Brandon Weeden, Brady Quinn, J.P. Losman and Rex Grossman.

Only Manziel has a chance of the five of becoming a successful NFL quarterback. And Johnny Football he has a long way to go after struggling with his adjustment to the NFL last season both on and off the field.

The Browns have tried to fix the quarterbacks problems that have plagued them since the NFL returned to Cleveland in 1999 three times with the 22nd overall pick since 2007.

Meanwhile, Losman was drafted 22nd by the Buffalo Bills the same year that the Steelers took Roethlisberger No. 11 overall.

The five quarterbacks drafted at No. 22 have combined for 123 NFL starts with 127 touchdown passes, 141 interceptions and 25,140 career passing yards.

Roethlisberger has started 158 regular-season games with 251 touchdown passes, 131 interceptions and 39,057 passing yards.