The Wedge Scouting Report: Tremaine Edmunds, Virginia Tech

Technology is such a treat.  You can build whatever you want.  Take this Crusherbot I made.  It is perfect.  It has everything I need.  Arachnid speed legs,  Muttominium Steel as a shell and a photon cannon to target lifeforms everywhere.

Just release the Crusherbot and watch it destroy!

Robotsurface

I bet that’s the way NFL defensive coordinators think about Tremaine Edmunds.  It’s like some one built the perfect linebacker.  Just put him on the field and watch him destroy offenses.

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The Positives:  Start with his size:  6’5, 250.  Edmunds is a big rangy linebacker with speed.  Edmunds ran a 4.54 40 yard dash at the combine which was 5th among linebackers at the combine.  That rare combination of size and speed has NFL GMs salivating.  Edmunds consistently displays quickness, ability and balance on tape.

Edmunds an play in multiple schemes inside and out.  An underrated part of his game is his coverage ability.  Edmunds is not the kind of linebacker that will need to come off the field on 3rd down.   He’s also a good pass rusher.  Edmunds had 10 sacks in the last two years of football.

Statistically, his best season was 2017, his junior year.  Edmunds had 108 tackles, including 14 for a loss and 57 solo tackles.  Most scouts think he will get even better in time.  He is young and a little raw.

North Carolina v Virginia Tech

The Negatives:  On paper he looks perfect.  On film, with hyper analysis, you can see some minor flaws.  Edmunds is a bit raw.  The instincts aren’t always there – he some times takes false steps.

But the reality is most teams will accept that.  The upside is just too strong and those instincts – they will come in time.

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The Alien Dust:  Edmunds is a special prospect with the possibility of becoming one of the best football players of the 2018 draft.  He’s one of two linebackers, the other being Roquan Smith, that is battling to be the top linebacker in the 2018 draft.

I expect Edmunds to be selected right before the Dolphins pick at 11, but it is possible he is there at 11.  Edmunds is one of a handful of players that might be available at 11 that is an elite prospect.

And wouldn’t that be something?  If selected Edmunds would be following the footsteps of his father, Ferrell who was drafted by the Dolphins in the 80s.  Ferrell Edmunds had a lot of quality years for the Dolphins catching Dan Marino’s passes.

Camping World Independence Bowl - Tulsa v Virginia Tech

If Tremaine Edmunds was an alien weapon of destruction – he would definitely be the a Crusherbot.  Just release him on the field and watch him destroy!

EdmundsBot

You can watch his highlights here:

 

 

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528 Responses to The Wedge Scouting Report: Tremaine Edmunds, Virginia Tech

  1. Randy says:

    Bruno Sammartino died! Bummer.

  2. Tim Knight says:

    If we trade up and give up additional picks even future picks, it’s a sign we have a prospect graded quite a but higher than much of the 1st rd. That doesn’t mean it will pan out, hopefully it does, but it’s a conviction move. If that guy is someone we think makes us a much better team go for it. If it’s for a QB that means we want to add more talent and competition at the position as a backup and for the future. The team has clearly stated Tannehill is the starter this year barring any setbacks.

    So if Tannehill plays well this year and next or beyond that, it doesn’t really matter, the rook will be in the same role as Aaron Rodgers was for his first 3 seasons. If Tannehill doesn’t play well the rook will get his opportunity.

  3. wyoming85 says:

    • Tim Knight says:

      The talent is there. It’s about staying on the field for him like a boatload of other WRs who are always banged up. I’m sure they want to give him this year to prove himself. As far as I know, as long as he’s not injured in his 5th season, they can rescind the 5th year just like with James who they brought back on the 5th year for this season.

  4. son of a son of a shula says:

    Lol @ Tannehill keeping a first round rookie QB on the bench for 3 years.
    Ok.
    Stories today about Dolphins draft and develop strategy. Who are they?
    The only pro bowlers we’ve recently drafted got shipped the hell out of town. All kinds of talk about needing secondary help despite 2 high picks playing there. Rookie DE got Mighty Quinned. No TE in sight.
    Seems like the philosophy is say it fast and they won’t notice. Now they have Amendola out there basically giving Tannehill a handjob. Oy

    • Tim Knight says:

      “So if Tannehill plays well this year and next or beyond that, it doesn’t really matter, the rook will be in the same role as Aaron Rodgers was for his first 3 seasons. If Tannehill doesn’t play well the rook will get his opportunity.”

      It’s about performance not predictions. I said IF this or that happens. Son, you’re more reasonable than your reply.

  5. mf13ss says:

    IMO… Gase, Tannenbaum, and Grier (perhaps 1 of them, 2 of them, or maybe even all 3 of them) could be gone after this season if another losing season occurs. These guys are fighting for their jobs NOW, and the cost to trade up from R1P11, to say R1P6, will be far too great… unless the player we acquire is a STUD who contributes from day 1.

    Thus, trading up for a QB who may (or may not) sit for a year or more behind Tannehill makes ZERO SENSE… UNLESS… Tannehill is included in the trade… which is VERY unlikely, being he’s not taken a pro snap from under Center since the year 2016.

    Guys… either our FO is truly incompetent and don’t care about their jobs, or (as I suspect) this is just another SMOKE SCREEN.

    • Tim Knight says:

      They may feel more comfortable about the roster right or wrong then you or others believe. It’s on them. They didn’t get hired to build for the next 5 years. This regime is about being the best they can be each season. As we all know, last year was a fucked up season. Ross is also not a knee jerk reaction guy which I like.

      • mf13ss says:

        All sound points, but we are now suddenly devoid the talent of Suh, Jarvis, Pouncey, etc, etc.

        Yes… we were in cap hell and got out of it (for the most part, minus dead $$$) and got rid of the malcontents… but there are voids that must be filled in terms of blue-chip talent.

        Hopefully some young bucks step up and we draft well, but trading up for a QB this year doesn’t make sense to me… not for the present, nor for the near-future… IF we believe in Tannehill, as we continually advertise.

  6. mf13ss says:

    I predict we’re going to stick @ R1P11, unless the Cardinals want to move up for a ‘top-4’ that may still be there for us. SHOULD that occur, the question would become: do WE take that QB, or do we trade down with the Cardinals @ R1P15 to garner another pick(s)???

  7. mf13ss says:

    • mf13ss says:

      Chris Grier gets NO respect!

      • Mike E. says:

        Maybe they think he’s just a puppet, which isn’t necessarily fair, but I can see why some might feel that way. They shouldn’t have a guy looming over him or even near him (MTP). If they trust Grier, he should be making the football decisions, and MTP should be put into a business role.

      • mf13ss says:

        AGREED, Mike E!

  8. son of a son of a shula says:

    We’re under 195 hours til our pick

    • mf13ss says:

      Data: “Captain, if my calculations are correct, that would bring us to just under 702,000 seconds until our pick, give or take the time it takes for the projected 10 teams before us to make their selections, barring a trade up or trade down, and also taking into consideration the fact that…”

      Captain Picard: “That’s enough, Lieutenant Commander…”
      😀

  9. son of a son of a shula says:

    What’s he done to get a lot of respect?
    Timmons?
    Julius Thomas?
    Cut Suh?
    Draft not as good as Hickey?
    What?

  10. mf13ss says:

  11. mf13ss says:

    Son (and Tim),

    I feel MOST embarrassed to admit this to ya, but I didn’t realize that Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers had made this song until recently!!! It’s just one of those songs I’ve known for awhile, without ever knowing who’d made it!!! *palm to forehead*!!!

  12. Tim Knight says:

    M13, Suh didn’t make a big impact, he just didn’t. Landry’s impact is not what people think it was. Most here thought Pouncey is almost done. Now it’s all dire because they’re gone. One winning season with all three but now we act like we broke up a perennial playoff team.

    One draft pick is not going to make the difference, it’s a team game. Do what’s best for the team present and future.

    • mf13ss says:

      I think Suh made a HUGE impact, just not worth the $20M+ that MTP signed him to.
      I think Jarvis made a REAL impact, but he certainly wasn’t worth the $15M+ that he was seeking (NO slot receiver should make that kind of $$$).
      Y’all KNOW that I’m all about Billy Price and Frank Ragnow, due to the fact that I didn’t/don’t believe in Pouncey (y’all WILL recall that I all but guaranteed last year that he’d go down… I was wrong). But now that Pouncey’s been replaced Kilgore, I’m not sure either of Price or Ragnow are priorities (BOO!!! I’m with Old Dolfan!).

      I DO think we made some good moves, but that talent will nonetheless need to be replaced… and that’s all I’m sayin’ on the matter.

      • Tim Knight says:

        Wins and losses weren’t there and neither were offense and defense rankings. I didn’t say they didn’t play well individually, but what was the result? And like you said the money didn’t match the impact. That was my point.

      • mf13ss says:

        YUP! I think you and I agree on the end results with the likes of Suh, Jarvis, and Pouncey: 6-10. And my only point is that that talent must be replaced in some way, shape, or form… not to be neglected altogether. Meaning: we’re devoid of blue-chippers.

        Hopefully, some of our young bucks step up to fill those voids and we draft REALLY well this year!

  13. son of a son of a shula says:

    M13 that particular Petty song is a little different sound for them. It was in the age of MTV and the video age. To me it was fresh at the time compared to what most of the music sounded like. As videos went this was a real good one too.

    • mf13ss says:

      I think that’s why I LOVE it! Musically, it was cutting edge, the instrumental was HOT(!), and I can dance to that, man. That’s a nice groove!

  14. son of a son of a shula says:

    Clapton’ song “She’s Waiting” is a much different more pop sound for him.

    • Tim Knight says:

      Was not of fan of this era for him. Didn’t like that exaggerated overdrive guitar tone he used or the tunes. But he’s Eric Clapton and I’m not. LOL

  15. mf13ss says:

    Here’s another one that I’ve heard for YEARS, but just found out that it was Bananrama… NICE GROOVE!!!

    • son of a son of a shula says:

      That has always been a guilty pleasure song for me lol

      Had the cassette too lol

      • son of a son of a shula says:

        In my beater station wagon, first car, and the speaker boxes I made in wood shop. Had an equalizer with like 16 levers

  16. son of a son of a shula says:

    But forget She’s Waiting and crank this one up

  17. mf13ss says:

    I’ve gotta say, my two faves from Clapton are “Layla” and “I Shot the Sheriff”.

    Here’s Clapton, with Phil Collins on the drums, for “Layla”…

  18. mf13ss says:

    son of a son of a shula says:
    April 18, 2018 at 9:07 pm
    In my beater station wagon, first car, and the speaker boxes I made in wood shop. Had an equalizer with like 16 levers
    ————-
    Man, you sound JUST like my brother and me! He and I have made SO many speaker boxes it’s unreal. I once made a $99 10″ generic subwoofer sound like it was an Alpine 16″. It’s ALL about the box, it dimensions, and shit I’ve LONG forgotten (qts, size of port, and shit like that).

    I even wrote a college paper on this stuff… but that was SO long ago. Use it or lose it, as they say! But I’ve still got the books to reeducate myself; I just no longer need a BOOMING system in my ride as I did back in the day! 🙂

  19. son of a son of a shula says:

    Here’s another Derek and the Dominoes song since you like Layla

    • mf13ss says:

      I really like the guitar on this one, too. Yes… I can hear the same qualities of “Layla” on this. And when I say “qualities”, I mean QUALITY guitar. Thanks for sharing!

  20. mf13ss says:

    Son,

    I started out at 16 years old in a beat up VW diesel Rabbit. The car stereo I put into it was probably like 4x the cost of the car! 😆

    • son of a son of a shula says:

      Omg my next car was an orange VW rabbit
      Great cars I loved mine

      Yeah the days of the car stereo. The cars come with such good sound now you don’t have to do anything.

      • son of a son of a shula says:

        Mine was gasoline

      • mf13ss says:

        Yeah, man. Factory car stereos are NICE today, compared to back in the day.

      • mf13ss says:

        My diesel Rabbit got 55 MPG… and the price of gas was SO low back then. I’d have to fill my tank maybe once a month. It even had a sunroof! Ugly as all hell, but I loved it for time I had with it.

  21. mf13ss says:

    Alright, one more song for y’all. I have a guitar player who lost a finger in a motocross accident about a decade ago, but he can STILL play this song on his guitar with the best of them. We did an interpolation of this song in my studio, and it ROCKS. One day I’ll share it with y’all.

  22. steveccnv says:

    Sure we’re going to miss Suh, and Landry, but there’s a trade off. With the money saved we were able to sure up the OL, bring in …you have to look at the overall team play this year, it isn’t a 1 for 1 tradeoff.

    We certainly won’t miss the penalties.

    • mf13ss says:

      I hear ya! Let’s just fill in the holes now. BTW, I’m 100% with ya on the politicization of EVERYTHING these days, Brother.

  23. Mike E. says:

    Cespedes!

  24. Tim Knight says:

    M13, Clapton probably plays on more tunes with bands and artists than you probably realize.
    The Yardbirds, John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers, Cream, The Beatles, Plastic Ono Band (John Lennon), George Harrison, Blind Faith, Derek and the Dominos and others. His career is legendary.

    • mf13ss says:

      Indeed, Clapton’s career IS legendary! LUV that cat.

      • Tim Knight says:

        When knighting Clapton, Beck and Page, the queen of England asked Clapton do you play guitar too? LMAO!!!!

    • son of a son of a shula says:

      Oh yeah so much stuff. He played guitar on Roger Waters album Pros and cons of hitchhiking. Lots of stuff with Bb King, JJ Cale and Steve Winwood. Allman Brothers…

      • Tim Knight says:

        Yep! I realized I missed Water’s album after posting.

        The crazy story is Eric’s relationship with George as great friends and Layla being about him being in love with George’s wife Pattie Boyd – eventually becoming an item and George was okay with it. They still remained friends.

  25. son of a son of a shula says:

    Paul lost Linda 20 years ago today

    #fuckcancer

    • Tim Knight says:

      He always sung about his love for her. Maybe I’m Amazed and My Love.

      • son of a son of a shula says:

        Yeah he really loved her.

        That’s where my brother finds himself now , just like Paul only twenty years later. His wife made it to a month before her 60th, Linda passed at 56.

      • Tim Knight says:

        Sad and it seems a lot of us have been going through this in recent years. Sucks getting old. The one thing to be happy about is that we had the gift of life and love.

  26. Randy says:

    Tim,
    So, 3 of our best 4(Jones is the 4th) players really had no impact on the team’s performance? What does that say about this roster if our best players really had no impact? Lol

  27. Randy says:

    Sorry, Tim. I like Clapton too. Lol

  28. son of a son of a shula says:

    Uhhh guys you’re supposed to get MORE players like your best ones

    Tannehill 👌 👈 Amendola

    • Tim Knight says:

      Son. we have explosive players on this team both offense and defense. It hasn’t all come together for various reasons recently. You’re focused on Amendola when you should be focused on Gase having “his” QB back, a more solidified OL if not great, Drake, Gore, Stills, Amendola, Wilson, Parker, Grant and adding a good TE in probably the 2-4 rounds.

      We have not seen this group play together as a whole. The same on defense. They got reconstructed the last two years. The only major change this year was moving on from Suh and his contract. It was an albatross. Many here said it for years even as you, I and others defended it.

      Since Gase has been here as HC and Grier has become GM, we have not been big FA spenders. Even when they go to the bathroom and Tannenbaum makes those rogue trades, we’re not dead. LOL

  29. Tim Knight says:

    Randy, under Gase Jones missed most of the 2016 season and we went 10-6 playoffs. Tannehill missed all of the 2017 season and we went 6-10. I don’t think it’s that cut and dried but I think the QB mattered.

    • steveccnv says:

      The OL injuries and Pouncey just going thru the motions killed our season. The D came out on fire, but the OL killed the O. With RT and an average OL we could’ve started 6-1. So we get RT back, add a good OL, WRs that should be able to excel in the Gase O, and hopefully we get a TE at 42, and impact D at 11.

      I don’t see why we can’t challenge for the division, with Brady possibly not playing😁

  30. manitobafinfan says:

    And Fuck Brady 🙌

  31. Tim Knight says:

    I’ll say this about about Frank Gore, don’t doubt him until he doubts himself. When that happens he retires.

    Drake, Gore and a rookie within the first 4 rounds is what I see our RB situation being. 🙂

  32. wyoming85 says:

  33. wyoming85 says:

    Son Ya’ll are having the Fest in Houston?

  34. wyoming85 says:

  35. Mike E. says:

    LOL Wyo – I caught that Son didn’t realize you meant the Texans game. You should come to FLA anyway!

    BTW – Your avi is fucking with me, I can’t get used it.

    • wyoming85 says:

      I’ll change it back after we win another Championship in a few weeks! 😉

      Can’t let the Heat fans run amuck!

      • steveccnv says:

        Did you notice all the March Madness college BB players doing the Harden head jerk? That thing he does with his head any time a defender gets close to him. I thought Lebron was the biggest flopper until Harden came around.

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