Bills trade up with Ravens, take Tremaine Edmunds at 16

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After previously getting their quarterback of the future in Josh Allen, the Bills have now beefed up their defense.

With the 16th overall pick in the 2018 NFL draft, the Bills selected Virginia Tech linebacker Tremaine Edmunds. He’s an impressive athlete who’s only 19 years old and bound to continue developing.

The Bills got the pick by moving up from their second first-round pick. In his last draft as G.M. of the Baltimore Ravens, Ozzie Newsome decided to add some additional picks, moving down to No. 22 and also getting the first pick in the third round of the draft, which the Bills previously acquired by trading Tyrod Taylor to the Browns.

So it’s a move that the Ravens think should bolster their roster, in a first round that the Bills think has improved their team on both sides of the ball.

17 responses to “Bills trade up with Ravens, take Tremaine Edmunds at 16

  1. OMG what a waste!! Thank you bills!! This guy is mediocre at best and that’s only if he can get off the drugs. ROTFLMAO!! looks like 7-9 this year for the Bils……. AGAIN! LOLZ

  2. I don’t know much about him but I think it’s pretty cool that he was a starting college player as a true 17-year old (not 18 with a late birthday) true freshman and put in 3 seasons before he turned 20. Especially when you see 20 year-old freshmen who played against children in high school and then did prep school, grey shirt, red shirt, etc.

  3. Horrible trade for the Ravens. They move down 6 slots AND gave up a 5th round pick for a 3rd rounder? Pitiful. I want Lamar Jackson. I just he’s still sitting there at 22. Flacco is spent, washed up. Time to draft the qb of the future.

  4. So once again back to drafting specimens and pots goal instead of drafting players. Bonus, we give up extra picks to do it.

    Josh Allen is Tall Losman. Plus NOBODY was going to pick him between 7-12. Dumb move both ways. He is going to stink. Edmunds is a kid and a calendar model who is fast but not awesomely productive. Here we go again.

  5. I’m way more excited about this than Allen. We beefed up the D-line and now have a LB who can run side to side and take advantage of the DLine making blocks and can get after the QB. Have needed this type of LB for a few years. Good trade to as we get a 5th rounder back for our 3rd.

  6. idoubtiwillbother says:
    April 26, 2018 at 10:06 pm
    So once again back to drafting specimens and pots goal instead of drafting players. Bonus, we give up extra picks to do it.

    Josh Allen is Tall Losman. Plus NOBODY was going to pick him between 7-12. Dumb move both ways. He is going to stink. Edmunds is a kid and a calendar model who is fast but not awesomely productive. Here we go again.

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    Not so fast….I think there may very well have been a team or two that could have jumped up and grabbed Allen before 12. Cardinals and Dolphins could have… possibly one or two other teams could have jumped up and pulled the trigger on Allen too. If Buffalo wanted Allen and not any of the other QB’s…. they had to do it at #7. As far as Edmunds… I think he will be a good to great LB… we are NOT talking Aaron Maybin (specimen) here. Kid looks solid.

  7. This is a very good pick. He has very good instincts and speed and with pro coaching he’s going to be a productive player in the league.

  8. I’m excited by the possibilities here. The last time we drafted a defensive player from VT in the first round, it turned out pretty good – thanks Bruce. My only hesitation here is that we really need an inside backer.

  9. I’m a Redskins fan, and was SICK that they didn’t take Tremaine Edmunds at number 13. The coaches at Virginia Tech say that Tremaine is the BEST college player that they’ve ever coached. AND, he’s only 19, and they say his upside is “off the charts”. IMHO, YOU lucked out, and we, the Redskins fans, got screwed by Bruce Allen again!

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