Plays of the Year: Steelers rookie safety Terrell Edmunds picks off Marcus Mariota

Steel City Underground presents “Plays of the Year” featuring the tops runs, catches, hits and everything else in-between from the Pittsburgh Steelers 2018 season.

They say that the third week of the preseason, where most starters actually play a quarter or two, is the “dress rehearsal”.

For Pittsburgh Steelers 2018 first-round draft pick Terrell Edmunds, it was his arrival party instead.

Playing with the starting defense, and with veteran safety Morgan Burnett sidelined, Edmunds showed everyone why he was selected by Pittsburgh with their first pick in this year’s NFL Draft.

On a 3rd and 2 play, Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota stepped back to pass, his eyes set on fellow receiver Taywan Taylor. However, the Steelers safety had other intentions.

Staying step-for-step with Taylor, Edmunds shifted into another gear as Mariota released the ball. Edmunds would step in front of Taylor, intercepting the pass and going to the ground, but never touched by an opponent.

Edmunds would then show his speed, getting up and returning the picked-off pass 30 yards before being stopped.

This play highlighted why Edmunds was the team’s top selection last season and also showed the coaching staff that he was more than ready to start when Burnett would remained sidelined throughout much of the 2018 season.

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