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Evaluating The Value: Cornerback Artie Burns

For each of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ draft picks, Luc Polglaze and Josh Carney will take turns breaking down the value of each pick. Not the overall talent, not the scheme fit. In a vacuum, if the pick matched up with that talent. In essence: was this good value or was…


Film Room: Artie Burns’ Playmaking Ability

Earlier, we covered some of the press man principles we’re seeing more out of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ defense. And how Artie Burns’ length comes at a major advantage, allowing the team do more of that – and more effectively – with him on the field. But he’s also a playmaker…


Film Room: How Artie Burns Fits In The Steelers’ Defense

I know that generally speaking, you aren’t huge fans of the Pittsburgh Steelers selecting Artie Burns in the first round. I can understand that, and we have plenty of time to discuss it, but I want to focus on some of the positivies here. Because believe it or not, they…


The Optimist’s Take: Cornerback-Or-Bust

The Pittsburgh Steelers have, by and large, been on an upward swing over the course of the past two and a half seasons after they missed the playoffs for two straight seasons, and failed to win a postseason game in four straight years. Last season saw them gain that elusive…


Steelers Reached For Need, Hope Not To Get Burned

With the 24th pick in the 1997 NFL Draft, the Pittsburgh Steelers selected 6’1”, 205-pound cornerback Chad Scott out of Maryland, a year after they had gone through a season of playing a converted safety and a disappointing free agent acquisition at the cornerback spots. With the 25th pick in…



The Pessimist’s Take: Top-Heavy Defensive Draft Class

The Pittsburgh Steelers have, by and large, been on an upward swing over the course of the past two and a half seasons after they missed the playoffs for two straight seasons, and failed to win a postseason game in four straight years. Last season saw them gain that elusive…


Steelers Video: Artie Burns’ 6 Interceptions Last Season

Being as we are going to be thoroughly breaking down the play of new Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Artie Burns over the course of the next several weeks, I’m sure that’s going to include a lot of negative aspects related to his play over the course of the last few seasons…


Ask Alex: Steelers’ Mailbag

Good afternoon and Happy Draft Day, Steelers’ Nation. For fun, I put quickly put together one last first round mock that I’ll post below. Look it over, tell me what you think, and as always, send in your Steelers’ questions. @bocote311: for the mailbag: if Darron Lee or Myles Jack are…


Marczi: 2016 Steelers First-Round Targets

Those who follow my writing know that I typically leave the draft talk up to the rest of the Steelers Depot crew, who, of course, do an exceptional job as a resource not just to Steelers fans, but fans of all teams, and of the sport as a whole. That…


Steelers 2016 Salary Cap Update Ahead Of The NFL Draft

With the 2016 NFL Draft set to get underway later on this evening, now is a perfect time to update you on the Pittsburgh Steelers salary cap situation. As of today, the NFLPA has the Steelers $3,574,520 under the cap and as you can see below, I have them $3,581,936 under the cap…


The Optimist’s Take: Top-Heavy Defensive Draft Class

The Pittsburgh Steelers have, by and large, been on an upward swing over the course of the past two and a half seasons after they missed the playoffs for two straight seasons, and failed to win a postseason game in four straight years. Last season saw them gain that elusive…


2016 AFC North Round One Roundup

In the National Football League, the first goal at the beginning of every league year is to win your division, and the first order of business is to make sure you have the resources to win your division. The Pittsburgh Steelers are in the AFC North, a division in which two teams…


Genuine Interest In Eli Apple Not So Far-Fetched

Early in the offseason process, it became evident quickly that Ohio State cornerback Eli Apple was going to be one of those natural players to connect with the Pittsburgh Steelers, and we found his name next to the western Pennsylvania team’s with frequency in the early mock drafts. That seemed…


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The Pessimist’s Take: Stalling On Fifth-Year Option

The Pittsburgh Steelers have, by and large, been on an upward swing over the course of the past two and a half seasons after they missed the playoffs for two straight seasons, and failed to win a postseason game in four straight years. Last season saw them gain that elusive…