The Pittsburgh Steelers drafted Virginia Tech safety Terrell Edmunds in the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft, and if you are like me, you watched zero minutes of Virginia Tech Hokie football this past year.
Many have been critical of the Edmunds selection, but a lot of fans want to see what the Steelers have in their first overall draft pick. This is where his draft breakdowns come in handy.
Below you will see several breakdowns of games from 2016 and 2017, and although it is unfair to look at just three games and assume you are seeing everything from a potential draft prospect, the one thing you should see is his versatility. Edmunds is typically all over the defense from the safety position. He goes into the box as a run stuffer, and also plays in the deep secondary as a pure pass defender. Believe it or not, the pick of Edmunds could certainly help ease the blow of the Ryan Shazier injury as the Steelers look to get creative with stopping the run in their sub packages in 2018.
In just 10 games last year, he suffered a shoulder injury which ended his season early, Edmunds’ stats were: 33 solo tackles, 28 assisted tackles, 61 total tackles. 2.5 tackles for a loss, 1.5 sacks, 2 interceptions and 4 pass defenses.
Check out the breakdowns below (Note: Some of the breakdowns are labeled for his brother, Tremaine, but you can still watch Terrell (No. 22) in the back half of the defense):
2016 vs. Boston College
Game Stats in this game: 1 solo tackle, 3 assisted, 4 total tackles
2017 vs. Clemson
Game Stats in this game: 3 solo tackles, 8 assisted tackles, 11 total tackles
2017 vs. Duke
Game Stats in this game: 4 solo tackles, 4 assisted tackles, 8 total tackles, 1 interception