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Edmunds brothers make NFL Draft history

Tremaine and Terrell Edmunds were both selected in the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft

April 27, 2018 - 3:20 am

Kyle Powell reporting

The 2018 NFL Draft brought with it an expected amount of chaos. There were numerous trades, decisions and surprising picks aplenty, but lost in the shuffle was something we'd never yet seen before in the histroy of the draft.

For the first time ever, a pair of brothers were selected in the opening round. For Tremaine and Terrell Edmunds, they're no strangers to the family affair. The two were teammates at Virginia Tech, with Tremaine playing as a linebacker and Terrell at safety.

As the first round progressed, it would be Tremaine who came off the board first to the Buffalo Bills with the 16th overall pick. Terrell would follow suit 12 picks later when his name was called by the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Incredibly enough, the family lineage goes even further than this duo. Their brother, Trey, is a running back with the New Orleans Saints. Trey was undrafted, though he too competed collegiately at Virginia Tech. Trey recorded his first career touchdown against the Bills this past season in November.

Furthermore, the father of this trio, Ferrell, had an admirable NFL career of his own. He was a Pro Bowler and a two-time all-pro selection to boot with the Miami Dolphins and Seattle Seahawks.

To say that this storyline is one the more underrated narratives of the first round would be an understatement. Rarely do you see such successful sports families like that of the Edmunds family.

As for Tremaine, he brings excitement and impressive ability at the linebacker position as he prepares for his first season in the NFL with Buffalo. Electing to declare for the draft at age 19 and effectively vacating his senior season shows how much confidence Tremaine will be bringing with him to training camp in 2018.

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