Raiders 2018 NFL Draft Profile: LB Tremaine Edmunds
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By Will Reeve Jr.

Former Virginia Tech linebacker Tremaine Edmunds has football in his blood — quite literally. The former Hokie is the son of former two-time Pro Bowl Dolphins tight end Ferrell Edmunds (1989-90), per the NFL’s official website.

Edmunds is an ultra-aggressive mountain of an inside linebacker at 6-foot-5 and 250 pounds who moves impeccably well for his size. He has outstanding pursuit speed and ability to finish tackles, which would make him a shoo-in as an inside linebacker for the Raiders.

Oakland saw will linebacker Cory James suffer a torn meniscus in his knee but not before he proved to be a liability in coverage once again despite having ample ability and reps to improve in that area. With a player like Edmunds in the mix, the Raiders can use James for depth and continue rotating LB Nicholas Morrow in on obvious passing downs.

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Edmunds does have a tendency to commit early on a play and can be fooled in misdirection. However, though he is a bit rawer at the than the other top prospects at his position in former Georgia LB Roquan Smith and Alabama LB Rashaan Evans, Edmunds’ ceiling may be the highest of the...



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