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Prospect Profile: LB Virginia Tech Tremaine Edmunds

Tremaine Edmunds

Linebacker| Virginia Tech| Junior

Height:6-foot-5 | Weight: 253 pounds

College Stats

2017: played and started in all 13 games; recorded 109 total tackles (60 solo, 49 assisted) along with 14 tackles for loss, 5.5 sacks, three forced fumbles and two passes defensed; named Third-Team All-American by the Associated Press; earned First-Team All-ACC honors from conference coaches and the media; finalist for Butkus Award as nation's top linebacker

Career: played in 40 career games with 29 career starts; recorded 226 total tackles (122 solo, 104 assisted) along with 35 tackles for loss, 10 sacks, four forced fumbles, one fumble recovery and six passes defensed; named Third-Team All-American by the *Associated Press *as a junior; earned First-Team All-ACC honors from conference coaches and the media in 2017; finalist for Butkus Award as nation's top linebacker as a junior; named Second-Team All-American by multiple outlets in 2016; earned Second-Team All-ACC honors from conference coaches and the media as a sophomore

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Combine Results

40-yard dash: 4.54 seconds (fifth among linebackers)

Bench press: 19 reps of 225 pounds

Broad jump: 9 feet, 9 inches

Vertical jump: did not participate

3-cone drill: did not participate

20-yard shuttle: did not participate* *

Profile 

Summary:Edmunds was a sought-after recruit who chose to stay in his home state of Virginia. He was mostly a special teams player as a freshman before making an impact with 100-plus total tackles and at least 14 tackles for loss over each of the past two seasons. Edmunds is known for his unique blend of size and speed that should help in any defensive scheme.

Lance Zierlein of NFL.com wrote Edmunds is known for his athleticism and build as he has "unique size with long limbs and a rangy frame" and "wears his weight with ease." Zierlein noted that Edmunds can make plays all over the field because he "has length and burst to affect pocket as edge rusher" but is also an "effective man cover talent with ability to match shifty running backs and bulky tight ends."

Stacking up: NFL Media analyst Mike Mayock had Edmunds as his top linebacker before and after the combine. NFL Media analyst Bucky Brooks has Edmunds as his top outside linebacker prospect. ESPN draft expect Mel Kiper, Jr., listed Edmunds as the No. 2 inside linebacker in hismost-recent rankings.

NFL bloodlines: Edmunds' father, Ferrell, was a third-round pick of the Dolphins in the 1988 NFL Draft. Ferrell Edmunds played tight end for Miami and Seattle over a seven-season career (89 games and 80 starts) and was a two-time Pro Bowler who recorded 12 career touchdown receptions.

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