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Tremaine Edmunds will only be 19 (!!) years old on draft day. I am assuming he skipped a grade at some point. The first thing you notice about Edmunds on the field is his size and how physically imposing he looks. He has tremendous bloodlines. His father, Ferrell Edmunds, played 9-years in the NFL and was a two-time Pro Bowl selection. His older brother Trey was a running back at Virginia Tech before grad-transferring to Maryland. He is currently on the Saints roster. His other brother Terrell is a safety prospect in this year’s draft. Edmunds has crazy closing speed. He explodes through ball carriers. He will be a scheme diverse linebacker. Edmunds coverage range in zone allows him to cover the middle and flat with ease. He is also able to cover a RB man-to-man on a wheel route. After watching one game from 2016 to games late in the 2017 season, you can see him make progress instinctually. Where some plays against Duke he would look lost against similar offenses in 2017, Edmunds was so much better.
213 tackles, 33 TFL, 10 sacks, 1 interception, 3 FF, 1 FR
Today we are going to look at the youngest prospect available for the 2018 NFL Draft. Tremaine Edmunds arrived in Blacksburg by way of Dan River HS (Danville, VA). He was a 4-star recruit. Edmunds mostly played special teams as a true freshman before emerging as a defensive leader the next two seasons. He led the Hokies in tackles, tackles for loss, and tied for the team lead in sacks during the 2017 campaign.
2017: West Virginia, Clemson, Miami (FL), Virginia
One of the issues I do have with Edmunds is his ability to get off blocks at times. He also has the tendency to take some poor angles on plays he has the ability to make.
Tremaine Edmunds looks like a guy you design as a “Create-A-Player” in Madden. His size and athleticism will be something teams covet on draft day. His technique is not on the same level as Roquan Smith, but he isn’t too far behind. If he is able to achieve the success he is capable of then he will be cashing in on his second contract by age 23. I would be shocked if Edmunds isn’t off the board in the first 20 picks.