Tremaine and Terrell Edmunds made quite the pairing at Virginia Tech. The NFL apparently took notice.
The duo made NFL history on Thursday by becoming the first brothers to be selected in the first round of the same draft. Tremaine was picked by the Bills with the 16th overall pick and Terrell was drafted by the Steelers with the 28th overall pick.
Both picks came as a surprise, just in different ways.
Tremaine ranked as one of the top prospects in the draft, but fell to the middle of the first round. Terrell, on the other hand, projected as a second- or third-round pick. Instead, the defensive back ended up walking the stage on the same night as his brother.
However, given their athleticism, it should come as no surprise that the duo were early selections. Tremaine ran an impressive 4.54-second 40-yard dash for a linebacker at the 2018 NFL Combine, while Terrell clocked a 4.47.
They also have the production to back up the measurables.
Tremaine recorded 202 total tackles, 30.5 tackles for loss and 10 sacks in two seasons as a starter. He also added 5 pass deflections, an interception, a fumble recovery and 3 forced fumbles during that time. Terrell logged six interceptions and 20 pass deflections.
Thursday was the latest NFL induction for the Edmunds family. Older brother, Trey, was an undrafted free agent for the Saints last season and played in all 16 regular-season games. Their father, Ferrell, played tight end for the Dolphins and Seahawks during his seven-year career (1988-94).