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NFL Draft: Could still use help on the inside

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Steelers linebacker Vince Williams (98) -- MATT SUNDAY / DKPS

Mike Tomlin's first draft pick as head coach of the Steelers was inside linebacker Lawrence Timmons, a player so favored by Tomin the other players on the team often referred to Timmons as his son.

That wasn't exactly the case. As much as Tomlin favored Timmons, he allowed him to leave as a free agent after the 2016 season.

Unfortunately for the Steelers, the player they had selected in the draft in 2015 to replace Timmons -- Ryan Shazier -- suffered a devastating spinal injury late in the 2017 season, leaving his playing future in jeopardy.

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