By: Steve Johnson
Tremaine Edmunds, LB, Virginia Tech
6’5 253 34 1/2″ arms, 9 3/8″ hands
4.54 40, 117″ broad jump
2015: 13 games. 11 tackles
2016: 13 games. 94 tackles, 16.5 TFL, 4.5 sacks, 1 int (9 yards), 3 pass break ups, 1 FR
2017: 13 games. 108 tackles, 14 TFL, 5.5 sacks, 2 pass break ups, 3 FF
Misc. Stats: N/A
Accolades: 2016 Second Team All-ACC, 2017 First Team All-ACC, 2017 Third Team All-American
Injuries: Missed part of senior year of HS with an injury.
History: Four-star recruit out of Ringgold, VA. NFL Bloodlines, his father played in the NFL and he has two brothers (both also attended Virginia Tech), Trey plays for the New Orleans Saints, and Terrell is a Safety prospect also in this years draft.
Strengths: Ideal size with long arms.Long limbed, doesn’t look 250. Has the frame to add additional weight. Fights through blocks very well. Uses his long arms so well against blockers, you can picture him as a 3-4 OLB. Very good in coverage, both in zone and man against tight ends and backs. Wrap up tackler, doesn’t let go once he locks on. Sideline to sideline pursuit.
Weaknesses: Has some mental lapses in coverage. Gets caught buying into play action and RPOs. Over aggressive in misdirection. Average strength, needs to get stronger.
Overview: Edmunds is a rare size/speed specimen linebacker, that isn’t grouped into just one position at the next level. He could line up both inside and outside in 30 and 40 fronts. Instincts and mental lapses need to be worked on, as well as base strength.
Draft Projection: 1st Round
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