Considered by many to be a lock for the top-12 prospect in this year's draft, Virginia Tech linebacker Tremaine Edmunds was still waiting to hear his name called as pick No. 12 was selected. They picked up a second second-round pick when they dealt Sammy Watkins to the Rams.
"It means everything to me", Edmunds said to ESPN regarding his selection moments after being the Bills drafted him. At the NFL Combine, he ran a 4.53 40 time at 254 pounds and has a wingspan of nearly seven feet. "He's 6-5, 253 pounds and he runs a 4.5". He can play inside or outside linebacker.
"I think what affects Edmunds is that he's such a freakish talent, you'd expect more dominant play week in and week out", Kiper Jr. said in March.More news: 'Milkshake' singer Kelis alleges abuse during marriage to rapper Nas
Then the Bills used their second first-round pick (No. 22) and a third-round pick in order to move up and grab Edmunds. Smith ended up leading the Bills to four Super Bowls and made the Hall of Fame.
Edmunds is the new breed of LB in the NFL.
The 2018 NFL Draft is tonight as Tremaine Edmunds is set to attend tonight's festivities in the green room of the NFL Draft ahead of his first round selection.More news: Celgene (NASDAQ:CELG) Stake Lowered by Brown Capital Management LLC
And third brother Ferrell "Trey" Edmunds III just finished up his rookie season in the National Football League with the New Orleans Saints. Middle brother Terrell, a Hokies safety who also declared early for the draft this past winter, will be drafted sometime in the next two days.
Even though the Bills traded away multiple picks, they get a hopeful franchise quarterback as well as a young and talented linebacker for years to come.
Edmunds finished last season with team highs in tackles (109) and tackles for loss (14).More news: Deputies Hold Vote on Sheriff After Florida School Massacre