Steelers First Round Pick Ready to Start

Terrell Edmunds says let's see "who really is a man out there"

Jeff Hathhorn
July 26, 2018 - 2:00 pm

93.7 the Fan

He was the last Steelers rookie to sign by far, just getting his contract done this week, Steelers safety Terrell Edmunds is anxious for camp to begin.

“I’m ready,” Edmunds said.  “I’m excited, ready to go out there and compete, ready to see all of the fans out there.  They said it’s supposed to be packed every day, so I’m excited to see that.  I’m excited for the turnout.”

Edmunds said he never concerned himself about his four year, 10.8 million dollar contract of which includes an almost six million dollar signing bonus according to 93.7 the Fan Steelers Insider Ed Bouchette of the Post-Gazette.

“Honestly I just kept on working out and doing my thing,” Edmunds said.  “I let people in the higher seats handle all of that and I’m glad it’s good now.”

The 6’1”, 217 pound safety from Virginia Tech says he spent the off-season working out with his brothers, including fellow first round pick Tremaine.  Edmunds says he needs to come out and be a consistent player and doesn’t put more pressure on himself being a first round pick.

“Of course I want to start, but whatever position they put me in I have to go out there and make a play,” Edmunds said.  “I’m just trying to go out there and compete the best way I can and do whatever helps the team win.”

Edmunds says starting is attainable, even as a rookie in the secondary with Morgan Burnett and Sean Davis likely the first team safeties.  Edmunds says his optimism is because he never has a negative thought in his mind and he always goes out and works and pushes the guys in front of him.

 “I’ve been waiting for this moment forever,” said a smiling Edmunds.  “This is a moment I always wanted to be in.  Being a professional athlete and competing in a professional camp and I’m ready for everything.”

Edmunds is still learning how to get around St. Vincent College, saying he got lost trying to find the cafeteria when it was just the rookies on campus on Tuesday.  However, the young safety says he won’t be lost when full contact starts in a few days.

“Come on now, I’m ready for that," Edmunds said.  "I haven’t had the pads on in a while.  First we went through the process with the draft, doing all of the running and sprints and having the track meet.  We did the two-hand touch in the summer time and now we are really going to compete, put on the pads and see who really is a man out there.”