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2013 NFL Draft Prospects Who Were Born to Play for Pittsburgh

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2013 NFL Draft Prospects Who Were Born to Play for Pittsburgh
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One of the most iconic franchises in NFL history, the Pittsburgh Steelers have come to acquire a sort-of stigma about the way they play and the kind of players they're looking for. 

Since the early '70s when the great Chuck Noll took over the team, Pittsburgh has been known for its physical, hard-nosed style of play. Brutal and hard-hitting defenses instilled fear into opponents while the offense punished its rivals on the ground. 

Things stayed the same through the Cowher years, and even as passing became the dominant force in the league, the Steelers could still run the ball with the best of them. 

But it seems as though Pittsburgh has gone astray from some of the ways it used to build a team. The Steelers have struggled to run the ball over the last two seasons and no one is afraid to line up and play their aging defense anymore. 

It's up to Mike Tomlin and Kevin Colbert to right the ship in Pittsburgh, and traditionally, that's been done through the draft. Let's check out five guys who look as though they were born to play in the Steel City. 

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