Let’s make some shake ✔️ ‼️ pic.twitter.com/0j1AUl4u7f— Terrell Edmunds (@rell_island6) July 24, 2018
The Danville, VA native played three years of football for the Virginia Tech Hokies before he and his brother, Tremaine Edmunds, became the first brothers selected in the first round of the same NFL Draft.
Initially projected as a mid-round option the Steelers surprised everyone when they selected the athletic and versatile Edmunds with the 28th overall pick. Terrell is expected to primarily contribute as a defensive back, but is also expected to assist at linebacker as Pittsburgh seek to fill the void left by the dynamic Ryan Shazier. Bouncing between LB and DB is something Mr. Edmunds would be very familiar with as he was often tasked to do the same during his time with VPI.
Terrell left Virginia Tech with six total interceptions, 14 passes defended, and 196 tackles. Until he signed Edmunds was one of five first round picks that had yet to agree to a rookie contract. As of this writing Baker Mayfield, Same Darnold, Josh Allen, and Denzel Ward are the remaining first rounders not to have put pen to paper.
Terrell’s rookie deal is reported to be a four-year agreement with a fifth year option, paying $10.8 million, including a near $6 million bonus.
Congratulations and good luck at training camp and during the season, Mr. Edmunds!