5 things to know about Tremaine Edmunds

Posted Apr 26, 2018

The Bills second first-round pick was Virginia Tech LB Tremaine Edmunds. Here are five things to know about Buffalo's newest defender.

1 – Young and fast – Edmunds is just 19-years old. Set to turn 20 on May 2nd, Edmunds is a physically gifted player. At the NFL Combine, he ran a 4.53 40 time at 254 pounds and has a wingspan of almost seven feet.

2 – Football family – Not only does Edmunds have a father who played in the NFL in Ferrell Edmunds, who was a two-time Pro Bowl tight end with the Dolphins and Seahawks, but his brother Terrell Edmunds, a defensive back, was his teammate at Virginia Tech. Terrell is also draft eligible this year.

Tremaine, however, says his oldest brother, Trey is the person who has most influenced his football career. Trey Edmunds also played at Virginia Tech and is currently plays for the New Orleans Saints.

3 – Only scratching the surface – Edmunds was showing weekly improvement during the 2017 season as he has yet to reach what appears to be unlimited potential at times. In his second season as a starter, Edmunds led the Hokies in tackles again (109), tackles for loss (14), sacks (5.5) and forced fumbles (three).

4 – Saves the best for last – Some of Edmunds best games typically came at the end of the season. In 2016, he posted a career-high 16 tackles against Syracuse and earned ACC Defensive Player of the Week honors the following week in a win over Miami when he posted 10 more tackles and a sack. Then in a Belk Bowl win over Arkansas he registered seven tackles and the only interception of his career.

Come 2017, again late in the year he posted at least one tackle for loss in six consecutive conference games beginning in a blowout win over North Carolina and finishing with a nine-tackle performance, including three for loss and two sacks in a shutout win over Virginia.  

5 – Award winner – Edmunds was a 1st team All-ACC selection in 2017 and was also named a third-team All-American by the Associated Press. He is Virginia Tech’s first All-American since Kendall Fuller in 2014.