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Mike Tomlin says he's liked Melvin Ingram since the draft process

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Mike Tomlin is well-known for signing players who he liked during the draft process. Dwayne Haskins is a recent example, and now Melvin Ingram can be added to that list, as Tomlin told the media today that he's been fond of Ingram going all the way back to when he entered the league in 2012 out of South Carolina.

"Usually those are the guys we end up doubling back to, "Tomlin said after the team's first training camp practice at the UPMC Rooney Sports Complex.

Ingram has a lot of respect for Tomlin as well, as he told Josina Anderson that Tomlin played a big part in his decision to sign with the Steelers.

"I just did the deal not too long ago and just got to the airport. It’s definitely a dope organization and environment; so I definitely feel like it's the place for me," Ingram said.

"I met with coach (Mike) Tomlin. You can tell he's very involved and a players' coach," Ingram said. "That's what stood out to me. He wants to win and that is what I am on. My role is my role. He just told me to come in and be me. Everyone knows how I play."

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