5 Steelers that benefitted from the 2022 NFL Draft the most

Terrell Edmunds #34 of the Pittsburgh Steelers. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
Terrell Edmunds #34 of the Pittsburgh Steelers. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images) /
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Terrell Edmunds #34 of the Pittsburgh Steelers looks on. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images) /

Terrell Edmunds has secured his starting spot for 2022

Terrell Edmunds is the scapegoat for many of the defense’s flaws is what fans like to lean into. Yes, he was over-drafted, everyone knows that, but he has developed into a reliable starting safety for this team. There are not too many better options at the strong safety position in the NFL.

Free agency was the name of the game for Edmunds and the Steelers just over a month ago. They both decided to see what was out there and circle back to one another when the appropriate time came. That saga ended with both parties agreeing to a one-year deal that allows both to hopefully reach a long-term agreement.

This player did not have his fifth-year option picked up and the Steelers were able to bring him back on the cheap. It is a bargain deal for a starting safety in this league, especially with the ability and youth that this player brings along with him. Both he and Minkah Fitzpatrick have been one of the better and more consistent tandems in the league for a couple of seasons.

This was a big re-signing right before the draft as it allowed the club to be more flexible. They didn’t have to overdraft a safety again and could see where players landed. It looked like the black and gold wanted to still draft a safety high early in the draft, but that didn’t happen, and Edmunds is the cemented starter for at least another season.