Tremaine Edmunds, LB, Virginia Tech
Tremaine Edmunds is just 19….19! Although he is not as accomplished as other LBs and EDGEs, Edmunds’ ceiling is arguably the highest at his position.
Remember when the Denver Broncos were given a hard time by fans initially during the draft when they drafted LB/EDGE Von Miller with the second pick? Look at how that has played out.
The issue for them was not that Miller became a Bronco. Instead, it was because he was selected with the second pick. I could see a similar reaction if Edmunds is taken at four. Edmunds is not the player Miller was when he was drafted, but Edmunds does show glimpses of the former Texas A&M product when coming off the edge.
Looking ahead to the potential of what Edmunds can give a team, there are a couple of glaring pros with one major con.
The pro is that his athleticism should put him in a position to play any LB spot. He could be for a lack for a better word, a chess piece. Whether he is MLB, WLB, SLB, EDGE, etc., Edmunds should make a play.
Depending on the team goes to, in this case, Cleveland, perhaps they see him strictly in one role and let him grow in it. The con though is his age. While Edmunds has the collegiate experience, he has not played as much as those 20, 21, 22-year-olds.