4 most disappointing Steelers so far in the 2020 season
1. Terrell Edmunds
To be honest, Terrell Edmunds has been a disappointment since he stepped onto the field as a rookie first-round pick in 2018. Now in his third year in the NFL, the Pittsburgh media needs to stop making excuses for him. I tried to give Edmunds the benefit of the doubt, as I originally graded him out as a 3rd round prospect prior to entering the NFL Draft. However, it’s still not looking like a good pick by the Steelers.
Last year, all of Edmunds’ efficiency numbers got worse in terms of defending the pass. Through three games in 2020, they are at an all-time low. Edmunds has allowed 10 of 16 passes to be completed in his direction for 156 yards (15.6 yards per carry).
So far, the former first-round draft choice has graded out as just the 62nd best safety among 75 qualifying players through three games this year. His 48.6 overall PFF grade on the season is significantly lower than he has seen in his first two years in the league (which is saying a lot). There are a handful of disappointing players on Pittsburgh’s roster this year, but he’s been the hardest to watch.
With the exception of Joe Haden, these disappoint Steelers are all young players and they certainly have time to turn things around. If they can do that soon, there’s no telling how hot this Pittsburgh team could get by the time playoffs roll around.