PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The Steelers haven’t had a play maker at safety since Troy Polamalu, but they have high expectations for Terrell Edmunds and Sean Davis.
Pittsburgh used a first round pick to upgrade this position last year, drafting Edmunds with the 28th overall selection. So the need for drafting a safety early on isn’t really there, unless it’s a player they can’t pass up.
The Steelers scouted and interviewed a few guys with high grades. Maryland’s Darnell Savage is a guy that is on the Steelers’ radar. They had coaches at his pro day and also brought him in for a visit.
Washington’s Taylor Rapp is also on the Steelers’ short list. Rapp is a big, athletic safety that has the ability to handle some one-on-one matchups in the slot.
Both of those guys have a 2nd or 3rd round grade.
The Steelers also talked West Virginia’s Dravon Askew-Henry, who is expected to be a rookie free agent. Henry is a local product who played high school at Aliquippa.