Steelers Take Va Tech Safety With 1st Round Pick

Terrell Edmunds Goes 28th Overall

Eric Hagman
April 26, 2018 - 11:18 pm
Terrell Edmunds

Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

Pittsburgh (93.7 The Fan) - The Pittsburgh Steelers selected Virginia Tech safety Terrell Edmunds with their first round pick in Thursday's draft.  It was an emotional moment as Ryan Shazier walked to the podium in Dallas to make the announcement.

Edmunds started 31 games in 3 seasons with the Hokies.  He was a third-team All-ACC selection in 2017.  He injured his shoulder in training camp and wore a strap for the first ten games before having surgery.

"Honestly, I was surprised," Edmunds said when asked about going in the first round.  "I'm ready though. I'm telling you I'm ready.  Now it's time to work."

Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert said they are extremely happy to get Edmunds.

"He's a very gifted, athletic, physical safety," said Colbert.  He fills that void of a nice young defender on the back end.  He's played free safety and strong safety.  What really impressed us was his mental ability to be able to move and make the adjustments and really be the quarterback on the back end of a very good defense.  He's a four-down player in our opinion."

Edmunds' father Ferrell was a tight end with the Dolphins and Seahawks.  His brother Tremaine, a linebacker, was selected by Buffalo.  They are the first pair of brothers to be taken in the first round of the same draft.