LB Tremaine Edmunds signs rookie contract

Posted May 12, 2018

Tremaine Edmunds became the latest member of the Bills 2018 draft class to sign his rookie contract Saturday.

The Buffalo Bills had a pair of first-round picks in the 2018 draft and traded up for both of them. The second of those two first rounders signed on Saturday.

Buffalo signed LB Tremaine Edmunds to his rookie contract prior to the second day of rookie minicamp practices.

Edmunds (6-5, 250) is a 20-year old physical specimen, who even impresses fellow first-round pick Josh Allen who stands just as tall.

“I’m telling you Tremaine is a freak,” said Allen. “I told him, ‘Just don’t hit me.’ He’s a presence out there because he’s tall and lengthy. He’s just built. He doesn’t have an ounce of fat on him. I’m glad he’s on my team.”

In his final two seasons at Virginia Tech, Edmunds posted more than 100 tackles, 10 sacks, five pass breakups, three forced fumbles and a fumble recovery.

Provided Edmunds makes the necessary progress through OTA practices, June minicamp and training camp, the rookie could be the team’s starting middle linebacker come September.

“I’m a young guy, but at the same time I’m a very mature guy,” Edmunds said. “I’ve been around older guys all my life. I know this is a different stage, but I’m a mature guy and my parents did a good job of raising me. So I’ll compete with those other guys and work for my spot and work to play my role on this team.”

Edmunds signing leaves just third-round pick Harrison Phillips and top pick Josh Allen as the only unsigned members of the 2018 draft class.