Steelers’ surprise: Terrell Edmunds, Virginia Tech safety


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Ryan Shazier, Roger Goodell and Terrell Edmunds, Thursday in Arlington, Texas. - AP

The Steelers not only hid who their first-round draft pick might be, they hid who would be making the announcement.

Reminder to self: Don't ever play poker with Kevin Colbert.

With much of the focus for the Steelers on taking a linebacker, such as Virginia Tech's Tremaine Edmunds, who went 16th overall to the Bills, nobody thought there might be a second Hokies player the team might like. And nobody thought it would be Edmunds' older brother who would catch the attention of the Steelers.

The Steelers selected Terrell Edmunds with the 28th pick in the first round, taking the speedy 6-1, 217-pound safety just a dozen picks after his younger brother had been taken by the Bills.

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