Virginia Tech's Tremaine, Terrell Edmunds make National Football League draft history
- Author: Julie Sanders Apr 27, 2018,
Apr 27, 2018, 13:35
It was so surprising the National Football League couldn't even plan it. We can't thank you enough. Based on the video above, he still has a long way to go.
The 6-foot-1, 217-pound Edmunds had four interceptions in 2016 but was limited to just 10 games last season after undergoing shoulder surgery. Watt previous year and now Edmunds, whose brother, Tremaine, was drafted No. 16 overall by the Buffalo Bills.
Things were looking pretty bleak for the two time Pro-Bowler when in a Monday Night Football game against the Cincinnati Bengals on December 7, 2017, he went in for a tackle and had a bad landing.
Although Edmunds was an unexpected pick, his versatility and measurables make him an intriguing piece in the Steelers' 2018 plans. I've got to get it. Edmunds doesn't particularly care where he lines up. Buffalo lacks an established receiver beyond Kelvin Benjamin, and has yet to identify a starting middle linebacker after losing Preston Brown in free agency. He doesn't turn 20 until a couple days after the draft. "It didn't matter where (Tremaine) went and I went".
The reaction should be a bit better with the team's second pick, which came after the Bills traded up from No. 22 to No. 16.
"Pick-up-and-dive", Edmunds said "Pick-up-and-die sounds kind of ruthless, but it's kind of like that because you're getting tackled by everybody".
However, Terrell was not supposed to be taken in the first round.
The move is reminiscent of the Buccaneers' 1995 draft, in which they moved down from the seventh pick to the 12th, trading with Philadelphia and picking up two second-round selections for their efforts.
Hit on LT Dion Dawkins with 63rd pick previous year.
But the Bills General Manager recently denied a report that the Giants and Bills have the framework in place for a trade.
Tremaine ranked as one of the top prospects in the draft, but fell to the middle of the first round.