Who is Robert Golden?
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:
Jersey #: 21
- 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
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
Lacked ‘big play’ ability. Golden only accounted for 2 total INTs in his junior and senior years
Has shown indecisiveness in zone coverage