Terrell Edmunds, S
School: Virginia Tech | Conference: ACC
College Experience: Junior | Age: 21
Height / Weight: 6-2 / 220 lbs
Projected Draft Status: Rounds 4 and 5
NFL Comparison: Mark Barron
Before his collegiate days at Virginia Tech, Terrell Edmunds played his high school football at Ringgold Dan River located in Virginia. He and his brother, Tremaine both playing at Virginia Tech, and both are top prospects heading into this year’s draft. A highly touted cornerback coming out of Dan River, Edmunds moved into a “rover” role in college, playing as a defensive back and a linebacker. In 2016, Edmunds had his most impressive season, earning an honorable All-ACC selection recording 101 total tackles, 4.5 tackles for a loss, and four interceptions as a linebacker. He followed up his sophomore season with a year at safety, tallying 61 total tackles, 2.5 tackles for a loss, 1.5 sacks, and two interceptions in only ten games.
- Agility, size, and speed make Edmunds a factor inside of a boxed area.
- Coverage skills make him a threat in Dime with the ability to cover tight ends and/or running backs.
- A physical player, willing to get dirty at the line of scrimmage.
- Excellent coordination can defend passes with consistency.
- Willing tackler, but must learn how to use his size (If linebacker as a pro, must gain a few pounds).
- Aggressive in coverage at times, double moves may make Edmunds a liability as a defender.
- Field awareness is sometimes lacking, may be a liability immediately but can develop.
Let’s see his work:
Watch this rangy play vs the run by Terrell Edmunds pic.twitter.com/79Z9I5py71— The Mick Nartin™ (@themicknartin) March 6, 2018
How He Would Fit On The Redskins
Terrell Edmunds will play a similar role to that of second-year Redskin (for now) Su’a Cravens did in 2016, or what Josh Harvey-Clemons did in 2017. Edmunds is a quality player who provides speed to a team whose fastest player on the field was a linebacker, Zach Brown. Edmunds and Barron draw similar comparisons for me because Barron has become one of the better hybrid linebackers in the NFL. However, it did take him some time to develop as a pro. Edmunds may take some time, but if drafted he and Harvey-Clemons will be able to grow and develop together. Also, Edmunds can likely serve as a reserve at safety for Washington, all the while serving as an immediate contributor on special teams. It never hurts to gain speed on your roster, but at a hybrid role in which I see Edmunds playing, should the Redskins consider selecting him? Tough question to answer honestly.