Who is Robert Golden?

Robert Golden (S) - Pittsburgh Steelers
Undrafted Free Agent (UFA) - University of Arizona

Most know him as ‘the guy’ that returned a 47 yard interception for a touchdown in preseason.   If you watched closer, you could see a good tackling safety with natural instincts and abilities.

 Robert Golden earned himself a roster spot after being signed by the Steelers as an undrafted free agent from the University of Arizona.  He will wear #21 and he may be the future starter at free safety (FS).  The Steelers are desperately thin at safety (S) with Ryan Mundy being the #1 backup to both Troy Polamalu and Ryan Clark

Robert Golden Profile:

Height: 6-0

Weight: 200lbs

Position: S

College: Arizona

Jersey #: 21

Biography:

  • Attended University of Arizona
  • Three–year starter who played both cornerback (CB) and safety (S)
  • Project as a 7th round pick.  He ended up being undrafted and signed by the Steelers as an undrafted free agent

Senior Stats:

Tackles: 69

Interceptions: 1

Breakups: 5

Junior Stats:

Tackles: 60

Interceptions: 1

Breakups: 12

Positives:

  • Good size and speed combination
  • Athletic player that played both CB and S showcasing his fluid hips, backpedaling and change of direction skills
  • Shows good instincts in coverage by quickly locating the ball in the air and shows above average burst to the ball in flight
  •  Solid fundamental tackler

Negatives

  • Lacked ‘big play’ ability.  Golden only accounted for 2 total INTs in his junior and senior years
  • Has shown indecisiveness in zone coverage
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