5 veterans the Steelers could trade away for draft capital in 2022
By Tommy Jaggi
SS Terrell Edmunds
Terrell Edmunds has come to grow on me. I was not a fan of the pick when Pittsburgh selected him 28th overall back in 2018. After two very shaky seasons to start his NFL career, Edmunds finally turned things around in 2020 with a very respectable year where didn’t allow many big plays in coverage while earning 2 interceptions.
I think there is something to be said about having continuity at the safety position. This is something I’ve expressed before, and I’m not opposed to keeping Edmunds long-term if the price is right. Unfortunately, I think Edmunds is very unlikely to re-sign after the team didn’t even pick up his fifth-year option this offseason.
Edmunds isn’t a perfect prospect, but he is big, long, and athletic and he has made improvements each season. The downfall to this trade is that teams know they can just bide their time and bid for him in free agency next offseason.
However, if there’s a team out there who is in need of a solid stop-gap safety with some long-term upside, Edmunds might be a fit. He’s been sound when playing in the box and a creative defensive coordinator might be able to use him in a hybrid role on defense. Edmunds should fetch a day-three pick if the Steelers made him available for trade.