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Name: *Tremaine Edmunds 
College: Virginia Tech     Number: 49
Height: 6-4   Weight: 253
Position: OLB  Pos2: DE  Class/Draft Year: Jr/2018
40 Low: 4.45
  40 Time: 4.54
   40 High: 4.64

Projected Round: 1      Stock: 
Rated number 1 out of 147 OLB's     10 / 2192 TOTAL
Combine Invite: Yes
Height: 6044
Weight: 253

PD3X AKA "Official"
40 Yard Dash (ET):
 4.54

40 Yard Dash (HH): 4.53
20 Yard (ET): 2.65
20 Yard (HH): 2.57
10 Yard (ET): 1.60
10 Yard (HH): 1.62
225 Lb. Bench Reps: 19
Vertical Jump: 
Broad Jump: 09'09"
20 Yrd Shuttle: 
3-Cone Drill: 
No Full Workout-Choice

Dates: 03/14/18
Hand: 09 3/8  Arm: 34 1/2
Wingspan: 83

Height: 6044
Weight: 253

40 Yard Dash (HH): 
20 Yard (HH): 
10 Yard (HH): 
225 Lb. Bench Reps: 
Vertical Jump: 
Broad Jump: 
20 Yrd Shuttle: 
3-Cone Drill: 

 4.82  Pos Drills Only.
 Data Scout Notes: 2018: 01-10-18 - Announced Early Entry into 2018 NFL Draft…**2017: ButkusFinalist/1stC...PBednarik...2016: 2ndC
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  Tremaine Edmunds
Virginia Tech Hokies
Outside Linebacker
6-4, 250, 4.82, #49
Danville, Virginia
Dan River High School


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  12/01/17 - 2017 ALL-ACC FOOTBALL FIRST TEAM (COACHES/MEDIA): LB Tremaine Edmunds, Jr., Virginia Tech, 135 Votes,...One of five finalists for the Butkus Award, Edmunds turned in his second straight 100-tackle season for the Hokies and currently ranks sixth in the conference with 102 total tackles. His 14 tackles for loss rank third among ACC linebackers and eighth overall in the ACC. Edmunds, who leads the Hokies in tackles, TFL, sacks (5.5) and forced fumbles (3), helps anchor a Virginia Tech defense that paces the FBS with 16 Red Zone scores allowed and three shutouts. He earned ACC Linebacker of the Week honors following a 10-0 win at Virginia (11/24). - Virginia Tech Football

 Overview

  Virginia Tech has not produced a top 50 NFL draft pick at linebacker since the Dallas Cowboys made Jesse Penn the No. 44 overall selection back in 1985 but Edmunds - a First Team All-ACC pick in 2017 and Butkus Award finalist - looks likely to break this dubious streak in 2018.

That did not necessarily look like the case when he first signed with Virginia Tech, offering the latest example of the old adage that patience is a virtue.

Edmunds followed in the footsteps of his older brothers, Trey and Terrell, in signing with the Hokies after prepping in nearby Danville. He redshirted his first season on campus and saw limited action on defense in 2015, recording a total of 11 tackles, including 2.5 tackles for loss. He appeared in 13 games and even started against Georgia Tech (recording one tackle) but the majority of his playing time during the regular season was spent on special teams. He earned his second career start and flashed the playmaking ability that would soon take the ACC by storm in the Independence Bowl against Tulsa, however, recording a then career-high five stops, including his tackles for loss.

Edmunds emerged as one of the nation's breakout stars as a redshirt sophomore, earning Second Team All-ACC honors by jumping to 106 tackles, including an eye-popping 18.5 tackles for loss and 4.5 sacks while starting all 14 games. He was particularly effective down the stretch in conference play, registering a career-high 16 tackles against Syracuse and earning ACC Defensive Player of the Year honors the next week in a win over Miami in which he recorded 10 tackles, including two for loss and a sack. Like the year before, Edmunds saved some flash in the bowl game, recording seven tackles (including one for loss) and recording the only interception of his career in a win over Arkansas in the Belk Bowl.

As one would expect of such a talented player, Edmunds was even better in his second season as a starter, leading the Hokies in tackles (109), tackles for loss (14), sacks (5.5) and forced fumbles (three) while starting all 13 games in 2017. Again, he played his best ball as winter approached, registering at least one tackle for loss in six consecutive conference games, starting with a 59-7 thrashing of North Carolina October 21 and culminating with nine total tackles, including three tackles for loss and a career-high two sacks in Virginia Tech's 10-0 win over Virginia in the Commonwealth Clash, earning ACC Linebacker of the Week.

A few weeks after losing to Oklahoma State in the Camping World Bowl (where he recorded seven tackles, including five solos), Edmunds - along with his older brother Terrell - announced his intention to forgo his final season of college eligibility and enter the 2018 draft.

BACKGROUND
Signed with Virginia Tech over offers from several other prominent schools, including Southern Cal, Maryland, and Wake Forest. Ranked as the No. 16 player in the state of Virginia by The Roanoke Times ... Listed as the No. 236 overall player nationally, the No. 15 outside linebacker in the country and the No. 12 player in the state of Virginia by Rivals ... Rated as the No. 24 outside linebacker in the country and the No. 15 player in his state by 247Sports ... Listed as the No. 53 outside linebacker in the country and the No. 4 OLB in the East by Scout ... Ranked as the No. 41 outside linebacker in the country, the No. 82 player in his region and the No. 28 player in the state by ESPN Recruiting Nation... A member of the All-Atlantic Region Team by SuperPrep ... Missed part of his senior season with an injury ... Still was named first-team all-state for the Class 2A level by both the VHSL and VirginiaPreps ... A 2014 American Family Insurance All-USA Virginia Football Team selection ... Named first-team All-Conference 37 as a senior as both a linebacker and tight end, earning Defensive Back of the Year honors ... Recorded 120 tackles his junior season with 17 tackles for a loss and four sacks ... Also had two interceptions, two blocked kicks, a forced fumble and a recovered fumble as he earned Conference 37 Defensive Back of the Year honors. Offensively, he played tight end, wide receiver, fullback, running back, and some quarterback in the Wildcat formation; he amassed 1,280 yards of total offense and 16 total touchdowns. Edmunds also excelled in basketball and track and field (winning a state title in both sports and named to the First Team All-State basketball team for 2A) as well as in the classroom as he will be an honor graduate and a Graduate of Merit.


 Analysis

  STRENGTHS
Prototypical size for outside linebacker with broad shoulders, long arms and a V-shaped frame with good overall muscular development. Instinctive, aggressive player who isn't afraid to "shoot his gun," trusting his eyes and attacking the ball. Very good anticipation of where the ball is going rather than reacting to where the ball currently is and arriving late, getting an early start and frequently blowing up misdirection plays (like draws and screens) designed to fool defenders. Light on his feet and possesses loose hips which allow him to change directions quickly and accelerate smoothly, rare attributes for a player of his height. Terrific initial quickness to get a jump on tackles when setting the edge and possesses a legitimate late burst, surprisingly ball-carriers with his closing speed and generating some explosive collisions. A generally reliable open-field tackler who typically breaks down well, delivering strong stops with textbook hit-lift-drive form. Possesses the long arms and strong hands which also help him lasso ball-carriers seemingly out of his reach when in pursuit. Height, arm length and strong hands also show up when taking on and shedding blocks, rarely getting tied up for long. Wasn't asked to rush the quarterback often but shows very good snap anticipation, agility to elude blockers and the closing speed to be more productive in this area in the NFL if called upon to do so, offering intriguing untapped potential... Good bloodlines. Father, Ferrell, Jr., played seven years in the NFL (Miami and Seattle) and was a two-time Pro Bowl tight end. Older brother Trey played running back at Virginia Tech and Maryland and made the New Orleans Saints' roster as an undrafted free agent in 2017. Another older brother, Terrell, played safety at Virginia Tech and is also a 2018 NFL draft hopeful. -- Rob Rang 1/11/2018

WEAKNESSES
Highly aggressive and, like any defender, will guess wrong, on occasion. Attacks the line of scrimmage and can lose track of his coverage responsibilities (Clemson-2017) on effective play-action, which he will see much more of in the NFL. Jumps too far upfield when setting the edge and leaves lanes for ball-carriers to cut inside. Long-legs leave him more vulnerable to cut-blocks and needs to do a better job of anticipating them. Will drop his shoulder on occasion to deliver the big hit, losing track of the ball and allowing savvy ball-carriers a late split-second to shake him. Given his anticipatory skills and athleticism, Edmunds surprisingly only recorded one fumble recovery and one interception in 40 career games... Missed time during his sophomore and senior seasons in high school due to undisclosed injuries which may warrant closer examination at the Combine. - Rob Rang 1/11/2018

COMPARES TO: K.J. Wright, Seahawks - Wright rarely gets the same attention as Seattle's Pro Bowl middle linebacker Bobby Wagner but that is because the 6-4, 246 pounder often is asked to do more of the blue-collar duties like setting the edge on in the running game and dropping into coverage. Though he isn't often asked to rush the passer and therefore does not have the gaudy sack totals to earn national fanfare, Wright's rare combination of size, agility and instincts have quietly made him one of the better all-around linebackers in the NFL. Edmunds offers a similar skill-set with even better closing speed.

IN OUR VIEW: It isn't often that you come across traditional off-ball linebackers with Edmunds' exciting blend of size, instincts and speed. He is still a bit rough around the edges - attacking with reckless abandon and occasionally leaving holes for savvy ball-carriers to exploit - but he possesses the upside to warrant first round consideration, projecting as a future starter and potential difference-maker.


 2017 Season

  : First Team All-ACC (Phil Steele) ... Second Team All-ACC (Athlon Sports) ... Third Team All-American (Phil Steele) ... First Team, Sophomore All-American (Campus Insiders) ... ACC Defensive Player of the Week (ACC 10/24) ... Appeared in all 14 games, making 14 starts ... Totaled 106 tackles including 18.5 tackles for loss, 4.5 sacks, one fumble recovery and one INT ... Recorded three tackles and recovered a fumble against Liberty ... Had two tackles against Tennessee ... Made seven tackles against Boston College ... Had nine tackles against ECU ... Made seven stops at North Carolina ... Recorded a career-high 16 tackles at Syracuse .... Had 10 tackles against Miami ... Made three tackles at Pittsburgh ... Had 10 tackles at Duke ... Recorded 12 tackles versus Georgia Tech ... Had seven tackles and a pass breakup at Notre Dame ... Made five tackles versus Virginia ... Eight tackles against Clemson ... Recorded seven tackles and the first INT of his career against Arkansas in the Belk Bowl

.1/27/17 - Nov 27 Stock Report, Who helped themselves? Tremaine Edmunds, LB, Virginia Tech, JR. (6-4, 245, 4.82, #49)...Virginia's Micah Kiser is a smart, productive thumper who will play on Sundays, but with all due respect to him, the best NFL linebacker prospect in the Commonwealth Cup was Virginia Tech's Edmunds. He finished with nine tackles, including three for loss and a pair of sacks as the Hokies defense held the Cavaliers to under 200 total yards. Edmunds is a terrific athlete, especially for his size, but what truly stands out about his game is his ability to quickly diagnose the play. His reads consistently put him position to make plays, showing off the closing burst and finishing skills to disrupt the play design in its infancy. Edmunds needs to do a better job using his length and hands to work off blockers once he reaches the next level, but his athleticism, awareness and tackling ability are NFL starter worthy. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com

11/27/17 - NOV 27 ACC LINEBACKER OF THE WEEK: Tremaine Edmunds, Virginia Tech, Jr., LB, 6-5, 249, Danville, Va.,...Edmunds had nine total tackles, including three tackles for loss and a career-high two sacks in Virginia Tech's 10-0 win over Virginia in the Commonwealth Clash. Edmunds helped the "Lunch Pail Defense" allow only five yards on the ground in its FBS-leading third shutout of the season. Edmunds now ranks sixth in the ACC with 102 tackles and eighth with 14.0 tackles for loss. -

09/09/17 - With such a young offensive team, No. 18 Virginia Tech knows there will be games this season in which its defense and special teams must lead the way. That was certainly the case Saturday in the Hokies' 27-0 win over lower-division opponent Delaware at Lane Stadium. Defense and special teams took charge, which is hardly a new story for Virginia Tech. Virginia Tech (2-0) held the Blue Hens to 223 yards in its home opener, forcing two turnovers and sacking Delaware quarterback Joe Walker four times. The Hokies thrived in the kicking game as well, with a punt return touchdown from Greg Stroman and two field goals from Joey Slye, including a career-long 50-yarder. Delaware (1-1), from the Football Championship Subdivision, was held scoreless for the first time since a 19-0 loss to Towson in 2015. "Getting the shutout is big time. That's not easy nowadays. We take pride in that," said Hokies junior linebacker Tremaine Edmunds, who finished with a game-high 14 tackles, including four for loss, and 1.5 sacks with a forced fumble. - The Sports Xchange

07/10/17 - 2017 Preseason Bednarik Award Watchlist: LB Tremaine Edmunds, Virginia Tech,...Edmunds ranked second on the team with 106 total tackles last season and tied for the team-lead with 18.5 tackles for loss. He also collected a forced fumble, a fumble recovery, 4.5 sacks and an interception that came in the Belk Bowl victory over Arkansas. The Danville, Virginia native earned second-team All-ACC honors from the league's coaches, the Associated Press and the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association. Edmunds finished the season ranked 15th in the ACC in tackles and tied for sixth in tackles for loss.


 2016 Season

  Appeared in all 14 games, making 14 starts ... Totaled 106 tackles including 18.5 tackles for loss, 4.5 sacks, one fumble recovery and one INT ... Recorded three tackles and recovered a fumble against Liberty ... Had two tackles against Tennessee ... Made seven tackles against Boston College ... Had nine tackles aginst ECU ... Made seven stops at North Carolina ... Recorded a career-high 16 tackles at Syracuse .... Had 10 tackles against Miami ... Made three tackles at Pittsburgh ... Had 10 tackles at Duke ... Recorded 12 tackles versusu Georgia Tech ... Had tackles at Notre Dame ... Made five tackles versus Virginia ... Eight tackles against Clemson ... Recorded seven tackles and the first INT of his career against Arkansas in the Belk Bowl.

 2015 Season

  Appeared in 13 games, making two starts … Logged 294 plays, including 273 on special teams and 20 as linebacker during the regular season … Totaled 11 tackles and 2.5 tackles for loss … Had collegiate debut vs. Ohio State … Appeared in the game against Furman … Recorded first collegiate tackle at Purdue and finished game with two tackles … Posted one tackle at East Carolina … Took the field versus Pittsburgh, NC State and Miami … Notched a tackle vs. Duke … Appeared in the game at Boston College … Made first collegiate start at Georgia Tech with one tackle … Played vs. North Carolina … Made one tackle at Virginia ... Started and had career-highs with five tackles and 2.5 tackles for loss in the Independence Bowl vs. Tulsa.

 High School

  Ranked as the No. 16 player in the state of Virginia by The Roanoke Times … Listed as the No. 236 overall player nationally, the No. 15 outside linebacker in the country and the No. 12 player in the state of Virginia by Rivals … Rated as the No. 24 outside linebacker in the country and the No. 15 player in his state by 247Sports … Listed as the No. 53 outside linebacker in the country and the No. 4 OLB in the East by Scout

… Ranked as the No. 41 outside linebacker in the country, the No. 82 player in his region and the No. 28 player in the state by ESPN Recruiting Nation... A member of the All-Atlantic Region Team by SuperPrep … Missed part of his senior season with an injury … Still was named first-team all-state for the Class 2A level by both the VHSL and VirginiaPreps … A 2014 American Family Insurance All-USA Virginia Football Team selection … Named first-team All-Conference 37 as a senior as both a linebacker and tight end, earning Defensive Back of the Year honors … Recorded 120 tackles his junior season with 17 tackles for a loss and four sacks … Also had two interceptions, two blocked kicks, a forced fumble and a recovered fumble as he earned Conference 37 Defensive Back of the Year honors.


 Personal

  Born in Danville, Va. … Son of Ferrell, Jr. and Felicia Edmunds … Father played seven years in the NFL (Miami and Seattle) and was a two-time Pro Bowler … His older brother, Terrell, plays rover for the Hokies … Likes to draw and likes to dance … Majoring in communications studies.

 
 Draft Scout Player News
03/14/18 - On a rather frosty March mid-week morning, a large contingent of former Virginia Tech football players showed up for job interviews at the Hokies' weight room and also the Indoor Practice Facility. The headliner of the morning - and the reason why NFL personnel from all 32 teams attended - was linebacker Tremaine Edmunds, whose play this past fall enabled him to earn All-America honors and whose performance at the NFL Scouting Combine a few weeks ago drew rave reviews. Edmunds, who decided to forgo his final season at Tech and make himself available for the NFL Draft, ran a 4.54-second 40 at the Combine, while recording 19 reps of 225 pounds in the bench press and registering a broad jump of 117 inches. All that, of course, while checking in at 6-foot-5 and weighing 253 pounds. As a result of his performance at the Combine, Edmunds elected not to repeat any of those strength and conditioning tests. Instead, he only performed linebacker-specific drills.

"I just wanted to come out and display some of my talents," Edmunds said afterward. "Display what I've been working on, and show these coaches, show these scouts and everyone that came out, my abilities. "It's all been good. It's a process that you don't get back in life, so you've got to enjoy every bit of it. That's exactly what I've been doing. The good thing about it is that I get to do it with my brother [Terrell]. That makes it 10 times better." Many, if not nearly all, draft prognosticators - several with NFL experience - project Edmunds as a first-round pick. The first-team All-ACC choice led the Hokies in tackles with 109 and tackles for a loss with 14 this past fall, while also finishing tied for the lead in sacks with 5.5. - Virginia Tech Football

02/27/18 - 2018 NFL Combine: Must-see Prospects per Position: S Tremaine Edmunds, Virginia Tech, 6-2, 220, 4.58...Currently ranked 6th among SSs, 148th overall and a 4th-5th round value...Overshadowed by his younger brother (projected first-round linebacker Tremaine) at Virginia Tech, Edmunds could steal back some of the spotlight in Indianapolis, demonstrating the combination of size, strength and speed that have some scouts comparing him to another former Hokie -- Seahawks' four-time Pro Bowl strong safety Kam Chancellor -- the biggest (and hardest-hitting) safety of his respective class, just like Edmunds. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com
02/26/18 - LB Tremaine Edmunds from Virginia Tech is projected as the ninth pick in the NFL Draft by NFLDraftScout.com's Dane Brugler, who writes: "A versatile linebacker, Edmunds can rush off the edge or play any of the linebacker positions in the 49ers' defense, giving the coaches options. He would also provide San Francisco with insurance in case Reuben Foster can't stay on the field, either because of injury or off-field issues."
12/01/17 - 2017 ALL-ACC FOOTBALL FIRST TEAM (COACHES/MEDIA): LB Tremaine Edmunds, Jr., Virginia Tech, 135 Votes,...One of five finalists for the Butkus Award, Edmunds turned in his second straight 100-tackle season for the Hokies and currently ranks sixth in the conference with 102 total tackles. His 14 tackles for loss rank third among ACC linebackers and eighth overall in the ACC. Edmunds, who leads the Hokies in tackles, TFL, sacks (5.5) and forced fumbles (3), helps anchor a Virginia Tech defense that paces the FBS with 16 Red Zone scores allowed and three shutouts. He earned ACC Linebacker of the Week honors following a 10-0 win at Virginia (11/24). - Virginia Tech Football
11/27/17 - Nov 27 Stock Report, Who helped themselves? Tremaine Edmunds, LB, Virginia Tech, JR. (6-4, 245, 4.82, #49)...Virginia's Micah Kiser is a smart, productive thumper who will play on Sundays, but with all due respect to him, the best NFL linebacker prospect in the Commonwealth Cup was Virginia Tech's Edmunds. He finished with nine tackles, including three for loss and a pair of sacks as the Hokies defense held the Cavaliers to under 200 total yards. Edmunds is a terrific athlete, especially for his size, but what truly stands out about his game is his ability to quickly diagnose the play. His reads consistently put him position to make plays, showing off the closing burst and finishing skills to disrupt the play design in its infancy. Edmunds needs to do a better job using his length and hands to work off blockers once he reaches the next level, but his athleticism, awareness and tackling ability are NFL starter worthy. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com

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