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Virginia Tech football: Tremaine Edmunds’ stock is soaring

One NFL Network analyst has him as the No. 3 overall player in the upcoming NFL Draft.

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Virginia Tech LB Tremaine Edmunds
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Sadly, football season is nearing an end with the Super Bowl just over a week away. What that does mean is it’s NFL Draft season. Which, for some, is just as fun as the season.

The Virginia Tech Hokies, much like last year, have multiple early entries into the draft. However, unlike last year, the Hokies have a player who will go in the first round—and high.

Daniel Jeremiah of the NFL Network, released his top 50 players earlier this week and, in a bit of a surprise, listed Virginia Tech’s Tremaine Edmunds as his No. 3 overall player. Most analysts had Edmunds among their top 25 players but expect that to change now.

With the Scouting Combine around the corner, expect the freakishly talented Edmunds to put on a show. And he isn’t just an athlete. Put on his tape of the last two years and you see a versatile and athletic player whose best football is clearly still ahead of him.

At Virginia Tech, Edmunds wasn’t put in a position to rush the passer often. In the NFL, expect him to routinely line up on the outside and rush the passer. The great thing about Edmunds is he can do it all. He can go to a team that plays a 4-3 defense and be a strong-side linebacker. Oh, and he can cover tight ends and slot receivers, too.

Check out Jeremiah’s full scouting report.

Tremaine isn’t the only Hokie who will hear his name called in the upcoming draft. His brother, Terrell, defensive tackle Tim Settle, cornerbacks Greg Stroman and Brandon Facyson, wide receiver Cam Phillips and guard Wyatt Teller should all be picked.

While it’s tough losing so many terrific players this offseason, it should be fun seeing where the former Hokies continue their careers.