With the No. 28 pick in the 2018 NFL Draft, the Pittsburgh Steelers took Virginia Tech superstar safety Terrell Edmunds. As a Steelers fan, I’m losing my mind right now. Tonight marks the first time two first round NFL draft picks were brothers as Tremaine Edmunds went to the Buffalo Bills with the No. 16 overall pick.
I love the Steelers and I love the Edmunds family and I want this to be a thing that goes well and does amazing and OH WOW.
In a special moment, the NFL had Pittsburgh’s Ryan Shazier, who was badly injured in last season’s game with the Cincinnati Bengals, walk to the podium to announce the pick. This marked the first major event since his injury that Shazier has made an appearance out of his wheelchair.
Ryan Shazier walked up to the podium and announced the selection of Steelers first-round pick, Virginia Tech safety Terrell Edmunds— Ed Bouchette (@EdBouchette) April 27, 2018
Twitter, expectedly, was pretty excited about the pick for the Steelers and the night the Edmunds family had in Dallas.
First time two brothers become first-round picks in same draft.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 27, 2018
LB Tremaine Edmunds to Buffalo at No. 16.
Safety Terrell Edmunds to Pittsburgh at No. 28.
Wrote a lot about Terrell Edmunds being a guy who could shock people and go first round. If Evans o Vanden Esch are there, its them. But I love this pick. Edmunds was always going top 40ish— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) April 27, 2018
Kicking myself now for not having both Edmunds brothers in my mock, Thought a LB would be there for PIT, or I would have. What a night for that family— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) April 27, 2018
Huge night for Virginia Tech recruiting having both Edmunds brothers go in the first round. Elite HS prospects pay attention to that.— Mike McDaniel (@MikeMcDanielCFB) April 27, 2018
Coach Fuente and Coach Foster have to be ecstatic at having two first round picks. That feat is a huge feather in their cap, and on top of that, FERRELL AND COOKIE EDMUNDS HAVE TO BE PROUD BECAUSE THEIR KIDS ARE AWESOME.
The Steelers needed a tough, strong safety and damn well got one! CONGRATULATIONS TO TERRELL, THE EDMUNDS FAMILY, THE STEELERS, AND THE HOKIES.