The Virginia Tech Hokies had two first-round picks in the recently completed 2018 NFL Draft. The players just happened to be brothers as Tremaine Edmunds was selected No. 16 overall by the Buffalo Bills, while his older brother, Terrell, was surprisingly picked 28th overall by the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Tremaine Edmunds became one of the first first-round picks from the 2018 draft to agree to terms with his new team. The younger Edmunds signed his four-year deal (with a team option for a fifth year) on Saturday.
Tremaine Edmunds sealed the deal!— Buffalo Bills (@buffalobills) May 12, 2018
We've officially signed our first-round pick: https://t.co/QGBXIfQKu9 pic.twitter.com/F0Rp8O8wMq
Edmunds’ contract is for a total of $12.6 million, all of which is fully guaranteed, per Spotrac. He signed the contract on the second day of Buffalo’s rookie minicamp. Speaking of that minicamp, it is apparent that Edmunds was heavily featured and head coach Sean McDermott spent plenty of one-on-one time with his prized rookie linebacker, Chris Brown of Buffalo’s official website.
Edmunds was making the calls for Buffalo’s defense, a sign the team believes in not only his talent but maturity and intelligence.
After the practice, McDermott spoke at length about Edmunds.
You’ll see him out here commanding the huddle. That’s a big part of the evaluation. A guy who is a signal caller and whether he can come in and have great command of the huddle on the defensive side in this case for Tremaine and then execute at a high level.
Congrats, Tremaine. Now, go win defensive rookie of the year.