The end of season accolades continue to roll in for some of Buffalo’s youngest players. A day after Josh Allen was named AFC Offensive Player of the Week, fellow first-round pick Tremaine Edmunds was named NFL Defensive Rookie of the Month.
Edmunds racked up 43 tackles, four pass breakups, a sack and the first two interceptions of his career in the month of December. His first INT in Week 14 against the Jets made Edmunds the youngest player in league history to post an interception.
Bills defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier felt Edmunds play at the tail end of the season looked more instinctive as all the responsibilities of playing middle linebacker became more familiar to him.
“Tremaine did some good things for us (at season’s end),” said Frazier. “He’s become so much more comfortable in this system. His communication, handling all the different things that show up during a ball game that he struggled with early in the season, it’s just been a joy to watch his maturation over the course of the season. He’s definitely moving in the right direction.”
Edmunds led the Bills in tackles in two of the team’s five games in December and was second on the squad in two others.
The Bills have now had a rookie win the Defensive Rookie of the Month award in consecutive seasons. Tre’Davious White won it for the month of September in 2017.