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McLendon Will Grow As NT

Steve gets Luck-y (LeClaire/USA TODAY Sports)

A look back through recent history reveals that the Steelers need a Pro Bowl-type nose tackle to succeed. And experts believe McLendon is that man.

Follow the bouncing nose tackles and you can pretty much follow the Steelers' history of run defense, and at most times their won-loss records. Let's go way back to when Bill Cowher drafted the first Pro Bowl nose tackle in team history, Joel Steed: * In 1992, Cowher drafted Steed in the third round but started Gerald Williams at nose tackle throughout his first season as coach. The Steelers did... Recommended Stories