Found February 14, 2013 on SteelerAddicts:
The world changed rapidly in 2007 and 2008. Facebook and Twitter were becoming household words, the U.S. economy went into the dumper and the Pittsburgh Steelers had their first new coach in 15 years. The Steelers also won their sixth Super Bowl during this time. Mike Tomlin won the Super Bowl in his second season as coach, faster than both Chuck Noll and Bill Cowher. It shouldn’t be surprising, then, that Tomlin hit the ground running with his first two draft picks as Steelers coach, taking Lawrence Timmons and LaMarr Woodley as headliners for a solid 2007 class. The 2008 draft wasn’t so good. For an explanation of our system that grades the Steelers’ round-by-round value in each draft, click here. 2007 DRAFT First Round Lawrence Timmons, LB: Timmons has been a full-time starter at inside linebacker since 2009. In 2012, he led the Steelers with three interceptions and returned one for a touchdown. He also was the Steelers’ co-leader with six sacks and second on the team with 106 co...
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