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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….


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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…


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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)…


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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…


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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…


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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…


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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…


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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…


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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,…


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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…


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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…


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Bengals Snatch Houston CB William Jackson III One Spot Ahead Of Steelers

The Pittsburgh Steelers selected a cornerback during the first round of Thursday night’s draft and while we may never know for sure, the team may have wound up drafting Houston’s William Jackson III had he not been picked one spot ahead of them by the Cincinnati Bengals. The Bengals took…


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Tomlin Calls First Round Draft Pick Artie Burns A “Natural Bump Corner”

We can no longer say that 1997 was the last time the Pittsburgh Steelers drafted a cornerback in the first round as the team selected Miami product Artie Burns 25th overall Thursday night. Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert talked about the team’s newest player immediately after the selection was made….


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Steelers Salary Cap: Speculated Rookie Contract For CB Artie Burns

The Pittsburgh Steelers drafted Miami cornerback Artie Burns with the 25th overall selection in the first round of the 2016 NFL Draft Thursday night and if you are curious about what his contract will ultimately look like, here are some details. The four-year deal Burns ultimately will sign should have a…


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Steelers Select Artie Burns In The First Round Of The 2016 NFL Draft

The Pittsburgh Steelers have selected Miami (FL) cornerback Artie Burns with the 25th pick of the 2016 NFL Draft. It is the first corner they’ve taken in the opening round since Chad Scott in 1997. Burns was a 23 game, two year starter for the Hurricanes. Standing in at 5’11/7,…