The Pittsburgh Steelers agreed to terms with first-round CB Artie Burns on a four-year deal Wednesday.
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— Burns Jr Artie (@_audi8) June 8, 2016
Burns, 21, was taken with the No. 25 overall pick after the Steelers and fits a major need for them on the defensive side of the ball. There’s a lot of opportunity in the Steelers’ secondary, but Burns will obviously need to earn a starting role this summer, despite his draft status.
According to OverTheCap.com, Burns receives a four-year contract worth $9,590,980 to go along with a signing bonus of $5,175,256. The contract will include a fifth-year option for the team to consider in 2019.
During his three-year college career at Miami, Burns recorded 93 tackles, three tackles, for a loss, seven interceptions, a forced fumble, a fumble recovery and 14 pass defenses.