4 reasons Terrell Edmunds could live up to his first-round status
Athleticism was never in question
The issues we have seen from Terrell Edmunds early in his NFL career didn’t stem from a lack of athleticism. In fact, entering the NFL Draft as a 21-year-old junior, Edmunds tested above the 97th percentile of all NFL safeties at the Combine, according to Three Sigma Athlete – something that no doubt helped attract the Steelers to him.
Edmunds earned eye-popping numbers in both the vertical jump (41.5”) and broad jump (134”) to go with a very impressive 4.47 40-yard dash. Additionally, his size, length, and muscular build were all ideal for the safety position.
In recent years, the Steelers have gotten some stellar production out of highly-athletic first-round picks in T.J. Watt, Bud Dupree, and Ryan Shazier, prior to his career-ending injury. Additionally, they have seen signs of growth in an athletic linebacker, Devin Bush, before his season-ending ACL tear.
Edmunds clearly has the athletic traits and metrics every team desires at the safety position, and he is finally starting to put his remarkable traits to good use.