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NFL Draft: Another safety? Sure could use one

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Steelers safety Terrell Edmunds (34) -- MATT SUNDAY / DKPS

In 2002, the Steelers' starting safeties were the hard-hitting but unathletic -- by NFL standards -- duo of Lee Flowers and Brent Alexander.

So the team went into the 2003 draft looking to upgrade their speed at the position. That led to the team's historic move up in the draft to acquire Troy Polamalu.

It took a year for Polamalu to become a full-time starter -- and star -- and the Steelers are hoping 2018 first-round pick Terrell Edmunds can make a similar jump in his second season.

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