The Edmunds family has produced a host of NFL talent. In their short time with rookie linebacker Tremaine Edmunds, the Buffalo Bills have realized that the family also raises men with high character.
The Bills were impressed with Edmunds’ maturity during rookie mini camp. The former Virginia Tech linebacker was taken by Buffalo with the 16th overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft.
“He comes a great family. That was evident fairly early in our process,” Bills coach Sean McDermott said. “Our scouts did a great job with the process involved in getting to know, not only Tremaine, but a lot of the other drafted players. When Tremaine visited the day after the draft here with his family, it was pretty clear early what he comes from and what his roots are.
“His maturity level early at a young age, I would go back and credit where he comes from and his support system. We all saw his brother was drafted as well, so it’s a little bit unique, but my hat really goes off to his parents, his family and his support system.”
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Tremaine is currently one of three Edmunds brothers in the NFL. Terrell Edmunds was selected by the Pittsburgh Steelers with the 28th overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft. They are the first brothers to be selected in the first round of the same draft. Older brother, Trey, was an undrafted free agent for the Saints last season and played in all 16 regular-season games.
The trio follow in their father’s footsteps. Ferrell Edmunds played tight end for the Dolphins and Seahawks during his seven-year career (1988-94).
It is impressive to produce so much professional talent come from one family, but it should not come as a surprise given how highly people think of them.