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The youngest son of former Dolphins Pro Bowl tight end Ferrell Edmunds and younger brother of Trey (2017 UDFA running back with Saints) and Terrell (2018 mid-round safety prospect), Tremaine was a four-star recruit.
He spent his true freshman year as a backup for the Hokies before starting all 27 games from 2016-17, racking up 215 tackles (32.5 for loss), 10 sacks and six passes defensed in that span. He was named first team All-ACC along with earning numerous All-American honors and elected to forgo his senior season to enter the draft.
Edmunds posted the fifth-fastest 40 (4.54) among linebackers at the NFL Scouting Combine despite carrying 15 pounds or more than virtually all of his peers.
One of the most gifted athletes you'll see, few humans with Edmunds' size and length (34 1/2-inch arms) can move the way he does. He bursts into the backfield for TFLs and shows terrific range, erasing blocking angles on perimeter runs with ease. He also shows tremendous fluidity in coverage, transitioning easily and flashing ability to handle slot receivers. He even threatens as a blitzer and edge rusher when given the chance.
Edmunds is far from a finished product, though. He has a poor habit of taking false steps forward - even against dropbacks with no play-fake - and falls asleep in coverage occasionally. He also shows poor eyes and discipline in the run game, allowing big plays on cutbacks and misdirection, and misses some tackles he should make.
The youngest player in the draft, Edmunds doesn't turn 20 until May, so he's still just a puppy. Given time, he should develop into a star in any scheme, but significant growth is needed.
--Field Level Media