Terrell Edmunds

Virginia Tech
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Prospect Info

College
Virginia Tech
Hometown
Class
Danville, VA
r-Junior
Height
Weight
Arms
6' 1"
217 lbs
32 3/4”
Hands
10 1/2”

Prospect Grade

5.59
Chance to Become NFL Starter
How We Grade

2018 Draft Results

Drafted by
Pittsburgh
Steelers
Round 1 ‧ Pick 28
40 Yard Dash
4.47
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Vertical Jump
41.5
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Broad Jump
134.0
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FeDerius Terrell Edmunds is not as tall or strong as his brother, Tremaine, but this Hokie is a force to be reckoned with in the secondary. The son of former Pro Bowl tight end Ferrell Edmunds proved his own acumen as an all-state running back in Virginia (1,753 rushing yards, 25 touchdowns as a senior). Most recruiting services listed him as a cornerback, however, so the Hokies played him on the scout team at that position in 2014. Edmunds moved to Rover the next season, starting eight of 13 games played and posting 34 tackles, 1.5 for loss. He broke out as an honorable mention All-ACC selection in 2016, starting 13 of 14 games played and recording 89 tackles, 2.5 for loss, and four interceptions (one coming against Arkansas in the Belk Bowl). With an eye towards his future, Edmunds wisely shut down his junior season after 10 starts to have surgery on his left shoulder. He still garnered third-team All-ACC recognition while playing through the pain early in the year, making 59 stops, 2.5 for loss, intercepting two passes, and breaking up four others.
By Lance Zierlein
NFL Analyst
Draft Projection
Rounds 3-4
NFL Comparison
DeShawn Shead
Overview
While younger brother Trumaine may get the headlines in this year's draft, Terrell is a quality prospect in his own right. Edmunds has size and burst which are coveted traits at the position. He has man cover talent against big targets and should step right into a role on the coverage units for special teams. Edmunds is at his best near the line of scrimmage and has eventual starter potential, but inconsistencies as an open field tackler may be a cause for concern in some NFL war rooms.
Strengths
  • One of the team leaders on defense
  • Impressive combination of NFL size and quick-twitch movement
  • Quick change of direction
  • Former cornerback with sudden burst from lateral transitions
  • Has size and cover talent to carry pass-catching tight ends around the field
  • Reliable hands to take it away when in position
  • Desired pursuit speed as chase defender near the line
  • Looks for work as tackler
  • Plays with energy and smarts
  • Handles contain when called upon and lets teammates flow to the ball
  • Has size and speed to offer immediate help on kick coverages
  • Athletic bloodlines from father to mother to siblings
Weaknesses
  • Will do the work as tackler but can take the worst of the collision
  • Missed open field tackles have dogged him
  • Takes inconsistent angles to the ball
  • Lunges rather than sliding his feet to close distance on cutting runners
  • Too aggressive in response to route fakes
  • Bites and gets forced into recovery mode
  • Lacks desired instincts and feel for deep coverage
  • Doesn’t get enough depth to help on deep throws
  • Slow to read quarterback and get the jump to range over top
  • Fails to find football when his back is to the ball
  • Missed the end of the season with a shoulder injury that will have to clear medicals

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GRADE
9.00-10
Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-8.99
Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99
Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49
Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.50-6.99
Chance to become Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.00-6.49
Should become instant starter
5.50-5.99
Chance to become NFL starter
5.20-5.49
NFL backup or special teams potential
5.01-5.19
Better-than-average chance to make NFL roster
5.00
50-50 Chance to make NFL roster
4.75-4.99
Should be in an NFL training camp
4.50-4.74
Chance to be in an NFL training camp
NO GRADE
Likely needs time in developmental league