James Washington should help replace Martavis Bryant (traded for a thirdrounder), while his college quarterback, Rudolph, is a great candidate to be Ben Roethlisberger’s potential heir. Edmunds was viewed as a middle-round prospect, and the team never addressed its gaping hole at inside linebacker.
James Washington brings tremendous bigplay ability, having averaged 19.8 yards per reception and caught 39 touchdowns in college. Pittsburgh shipped off Bryant but quickly brought in another explosive playmaker to reinforce its high-flying offense.
Terrell Edmunds isn’t as highly touted as younger brother Tremaine (16th overall to Buffalo), but Terrell is just as athletic. But living up to the first-round billing will be a huge challenge. He tested in the 85th percentile or better among safeties in every NFL scouting combine measurable except for height, demonstrating the potential for him to be a matchup coverage weapon against tight ends.