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Who is This Artie Burns Guy the Steelers Drafted?
April 28, 2016
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Who is This Artie Burns Guy the Steelers Drafted?

With the No. 25 pick in the 2016 NFL Draft, the Pittsburgh Steelers select University of Miami cornerback Artie Burns. Pittsburgh Blitz gives the Steelers a B grade for the pick. “He is a hell of an athlete with speed. The Steelers need corner help. It works.” The Steelers needed a defensive back arguably more than...

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Steelers Select CB Artie Burns in First Round of NFL Draft
April 28, 2016
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Steelers Select CB Artie Burns in First Round of NFL Draft

It took them nearly two decades, but the Steelers finally drafted a cornerback in the first round when they chose Artie Burns of the University of Miami on Thursday night. He became the first cornerback selected by the Steelers in the first round in 19 years, since they selected Chad Scott No. 1 in 1997. The Steelers took Burns...

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Two More Defensive backs Visit Steelers Before the Draft
April 19, 2016
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Two More Defensive backs Visit Steelers Before the Draft

The Steelers hosted three draft prospects Tuesday, and two of them have something in common with many of the team’s previous pre-draft visitors. They’re defensive backs. The Steelers are taking a look at lots of them. In Tuesday were Texas A&M cornerback Brandon Williams, Michigan safety Jarrod Wilson and Utah running...

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Armchair GM – Pre-Combine 2016 Steelers Mock Draft 2.0
February 17, 2016
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Armchair GM – Pre-Combine 2016 Steelers Mock Draft 2.0

Heroes and Zeros We need to do a quick accounting of where the Steelers have positions of weakness. The Defense – Mostly zeroish… Cornerback William Gay – Hero (as veteran presence and slot corner) Antwan Blake – Zero (barely adequate backup nothing more) Ross Cockrell – Hero-ish (not yet maybe but...

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Armchair GM – Some Intriguing Undrafted Free Agent Signings
May 04, 2015
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Armchair GM – Some Intriguing Undrafted Free Agent Signings

I don’t know about you but I’m always pulling for the underdog. I had a guy named Ramon Foster on one of my mocks way back when. The Steelers didn’t draft him but you know the rest of the story. And besides there is nothing that makes a Mock Nerd feel better than saying “I knew about that guy.”...

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