Pittsburgh Steelers select Terrell Edmunds with 28th pick in 2018 NFL Draft

BLACKSBURG, VA - SEPTEMBER 30: Terrell Edmunds
BLACKSBURG, VA - SEPTEMBER 30: Terrell Edmunds /

The Pittsburgh Steelers have made their first-round selection. With the 28th pick in the 2018 NFL Draft, they select Virginia Tech safety, Terrell Edmunds.

After months of waiting, the 28th pick is finally over and the Pittsburgh Steelers have their newest star. Amongst all the clutter and draft board options, Terrell Edmunds becomes the next best thing to head to the City of Champions.

Pittsburgh came into the draft with a void to fill on defense, and they solved it with Edmunds. The Virginia Tech prospect comes to Pittsburgh after a 196 tackles and six interceptions throughout his three years as a Hokies.

Now, he’ll head to Pittsburgh to play alongside Sean Davis and Morgan Burnett. He’ll be the primary backup and get plenty of reps at both free and strong safety. His athleticism and strong tackling ability make him the perfect fit at both positions.

His workload during his rookie season won’t be heavy. For his first season, he’ll just learn from the two veterans. He’ll play a decent amount of rookie reps, but earning a full-time starting job isn’t the outlook in his first year. Down the road, though, he’s expected to be a star in the NFL.

He’ll be looked at the one day take over and be the next generation of Steelers safeties. He joins a young secondary with even more potential ahead of them.

The excitement is just starting. Pittsburgh resumes the draft tomorrow night with a second and third round pick. Then, they’ll wait it out until the fifth-round, when they’ll make two selections. They then finish it off with two last-round picks.

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