Originally posted on SteelerAddicts  |  Last updated 6/8/13
The Pittsburgh Steelers selected a linebacker, Jarvis Jones, in the first round of the 2013 NFL Draft for the first time in six years. In the 2007 draft, the Steelers took Lawrence Timmons in the first round and LaMarr Woodley in the second round. Currently, both Woodley and Timmons are entrenched as starters for the Steelers and both are signed to long term contracts. Though Woodley has been hampered by injuries the last couple seasons, he is still one of the best pass rushers in the league. Timmons is one of the more underrated players in the league and either tied for the team lead or flat out led the team in solo tackles, sacks and interceptions in 2012. Though both the veteran linebackers are relatively unquestioned now, when they were rookies one clearly had a larger role. More hype surrounded Timmons because of where he was selected but he battled through an injury before the season and mainly saw the field on special teams his rookie year. His second season was when the tea...
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