Originally Posted by AgentGold007
In order for him to be considered a bust, you would first have to have inflated expectations of him when he was drafted. Personally, I knew very little about Ziggy when the Steelers drafted him, and felt there were other people I would have liked to see them draft at that position in the first place. So for me he's not a "bust" because I wasn't expecting much from him to begin with other than for him to be a starter some day, which he is.
He was a college DT at Mizzou, with good enough size to convert to a DE in the 3-4. I didnt have expectations that he would be a pro bowler, but rather that he was likely the best DE prospect on the board at that time and we had aging guys in Smith, Keisel.
So by your criteria he is not a bust, but a serviceable starter and likely the best guy on the draft board at the time in a position of need for the Steelers. but..........Haters Hate.