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Week 2 Outlook
Pittsburgh Steelers S Terrell Edmunds will not have his fifth-year option picked up by the team, per Tom Pelissero.
Edmunds was outplayed in the secondary by fellow teammate and Steelers' S Minkah Fitzpatrick in 2020 but finished the season with 68 tackles, eight pass deflections, and two interceptions across 15 games. He enters his fourth season with the Steelers declining to pick up his fifth-year option, which could motivate the 24-year old to ball out with a chip on his shoulder. The Steelers' pass defense took some heat for their performance in 2020 but ranked top-three in yards allowed per game (305.8) by the end of the season, a good sign for the current state of its defensive unit.
Pittsburgh Steelers rookie safety Terrell Edmunds worked with the first-team defense Friday.
A minor hamstring injury to starter Morgan Burnett afforded Edmunds, picked 28th overall in the NFL draft, to get in some quality first-team work for an entire practice. Edmunds carries extremely strong NFL bloodlines and is being treated different than past Steeler first-round picks by being thrown right into the fire. Stay tuned.
With the 28th pick in the NFL Draft, the Pittsburgh Steelers selected Virginia Tech safety Terrell Edmunds.
We all knew the Steelers were going to be looking for a safety, though Edmunds is a questionable pick as someone who was expected to be taken late in Day 2 or early Day 3. He's an incredible athlete, just like his brother, but isn't a great tackler in the open-field. It's really odd that the Steelers had the chance to take Mason Rudolph and passed, as he seemed like the ideal replacement for Ben Roethlisberger when he retires.