3 directions Steelers could go at safety after losing Terrell Edmunds

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2. Steelers could take a safety in the mid-rounds of the NFL Draft

If the Steelers don't elect to spend on a safety to replace Terrell Edmunds in free agency, my second-favorite option would be to take a safety in the middle rounds of the 2023 NFL Draft. Though the player that they would take might not be ready to step into a significant role right away, they could serve as a quality depth piece in the event of an injury to Minkah or Kazee with the upside to be more.

Sydney Brown is a physical, athletic safety that would make a ton of sense in that role. He could start off by being a core special teams player who can come in on sub-packages. As his rookie season goes on, Brown would have a chance to carve out a bigger role with the team. Brown is coming off a 6-interception season at Illinois.

Other early-to-mid-round options include Texas A&M's Antonio Johnson, Florida State's Jammie Robinson, Alabama's Jordan Battle, Georgia's Christopher Smith, or Boise State's LJ Skinner. Each of these safeties would likely begin their career as the first safety off the bench, but with an experienced Damontae Kazee already on the team, getting one at this point in the draft would make sense for what the Pittsburgh Steelers need.