The Pittsburgh Steelers Pick CB Artie Burns in Round 1

usa-today-8880619.0Well, the wait is over.The Steelers have made their first round pick of the 2016 NFL draft and with the 25th pick in the first round the Steelers chose  cornerback Artie Burns out of Miami of Florida.

Burns 6-0 193  was a two sport star for Miami excelling on the football field and track . He led the ACC with 6 interceptions in 2015. Burns is only 20 years of age, leaving Miami following his junior year.

He ran a 4.4  40 yard dash and had a 31.5 vertical jump at the NFL combine. He also was one of the top athletes in the 60 meter hurdles in college track and field.

Faced adversity in the 2015 season with his mother’s sudden death. Burns father has been in prison for some time leaving Burns as the sole provider for his family.

Artie Burns is described as raw with a lot of upside and that’s what the Steelers are banking on.

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