Video: Watch Mike Tomlin Call Artie Burns

This is clearly on the softer side of our news on Pittsburgh Steelers’ first round corner Artie Burns. But it is way too cool not to share. Steelers.com captured the moment Mike Tomlin got on the line to tell Burns he was their pick. Check it out. There's nothing like…


Pittsburgh Steelers’ Day Two Big Board

Now that the Day One festivities are over, rounds two and three of the NFL Draft are coming up in only a couple hours. With that in mind, and understanding it is even tougher to project these rounds than the first (which I/we were all wrong about), let’s give it…



Around The North: Baltimore Ravens Day One Recap

If Joe Flacco is truly an elite quarterback, it will be crucial for the Baltimore Ravens to protect him. That starts on the offensive line, and that starts with newest Raven Ronnie Stanley, chosen with the 6th overall pick. An offensive tackle out of Notre Dame, Stanley started 24 career…



Houston - William Jackson III

Around The North: Cincinnati Bengals Day One Recap

Well, that’s a stab in the back with a nasty twist of the knife. With the No. 24 overall pick in the 2016 Draft, the Cincinnati Bengals selected Houston cornerback William Jackson III, just one pick ahead of the Steelers, possibly forcing the Steelers’ hand with the Artie Burns selection….


Corey Coleman

Around The North: Cleveland Browns Day One Recap

For the first time since 2005, the Cleveland Browns selected a wide receiver in the first round of the NFL Draft, selecting Baylor’s Corey Coleman with the No. 15 overall selection, trading back with the Tennessee Titans. With the trade back into the middle of the first round, the Browns…


2016 AFC North Day Two Roundup

Today is Friday, April 29, 2016. Today is Day Two of the 2016 NFL Draft, which means that today will see to the second and third rounds of the draft in the wake of the completion of round one just hours ago, as of the time of this writing. (Almost)…


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…


Pro Football Focus Not Impressed With Steelers’ Recent First-Rounders

If you’re a fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers, but not a fan of Pro Football Focus—and in my experience, that is a sizable contingent—then you may want to avert your eyes. For the second consecutive year, the website believes that the Steelers more or less bombed with their first-round selection,…


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…