Buffalo Bills rookie linebacker Tremaine Edmunds may be a 20 year old rookie, but on the field and in the locker room, he portrays himself as a leader who always looks for improvement in his game. That is the type of player that the organization needs, especially Sean McDermott. He continues to show his leadership and take control of the defense which is a great starting point for his young NFL career.
— Buffalo Bills (@BuffaloBills) July 31, 2018
Maturity…that is the word being used to describe Edmunds. His age is not defining who he is, but his attitude and character is what is catching everyones’ attention. Drafted #16 overall in this year, I still believe he has top ten talent, and that McDermott and Brandon Beane did the right choice to trade up from #22 to #16 to obtain Edmunds.
Since OTA’s, Edmunds has been recognized by his teammates and coaches not just because of his game but his leadership skills.
"He's already shown leadership skills and a strong understanding of schemes that you need to quarterback the defense."@BleacherReport picks Tremaine Edmunds to be an impact rookie: https://t.co/CuRPt1qZGu pic.twitter.com/ikdfR1u56J
— Buffalo Bills (@BuffaloBills) June 13, 2018
Edmunds may be the only rookie in this years’ Bills draft class who starts in Week one. He will replace Preston Brown who joined the Cincinnati Bengals in free agency. Brown was an average linebacker who made flashy plays once in awhile. Brown wanted money that he thought he was worth, but the Bills would not pay up. Even though Brown was tied for first in most tackles in the league last season, he is not a top ten linebacker.
Edmunds is younger, bigger, faster and is a McDermott type of guy. McDermott is all about character and hard work. Edmunds fits these descriptions well and it should very well show in the season.