ARLINGTON, Texas– Injured Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier announced Pittsburgh’s first-round pick at the NFL draft, limping slowly onto the stage with help.
Shazier sustained a major back injury and underwent surgery on Dec. 6. He called out the name of safety Terrell Edmunds of Virginia Tech.
Shazier, whose future in football is uncertain at best, was introduced by Commissioner Roger Goodell and received strong applause from the fans at AT&T Stadium outside of Dallas.
Edmunds’ younger brother, linebacker Tremaine Edwards, also of Virginia Tech, was selected 16th overall by Buffalo. It’s the first time brothers have gone in the first round of the same draft.