(Update: Edmunds was drafted No. 16 overall by the Buffalo Bills)
The NFL Draft is just a few days away, and it looks like Virginia Tech’s Tremaine Edmunds is going to be a top 15 pick.
We took a spin around the web by Googling various iterations of “NFL mock draft,” and we found out that Tremaine Edmunds continues to be a popular first-round projection. We looked at 15 projections for the first round, and only one of them had Edmunds going outside the top 15, at No. 17.
Tremaine Edmunds NFL Draft Projections
We found six mock drafts on CBSSports.com and four more on NFL.com, so that’s where ten of the 15 mock first rounds came from. We include each of the 15 projections here, with a link to the projections, most or all of which were updated in the last week. Some may be updated between now and the draft, which begins on Thursday, April 26th.
- Daniel Jeremiah, NFL.com: #8, Chicago Bears
- SportingNews.com: #8, Chicago Bears
- WalterFootball.com: #8, Chicago Bears
- Bucky Brooks, NFL.com: #9, San Francisco 49ers
- Curtis Conway, NFL.com: #9, San Francisco 49ers
- Pete Prisco, CBSSports.com: #9, San Francisco 49ers
- Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com: #9, San Francisco 49ers
- Charley Casserly, NFL.com: #10, Oakland Raiders
- Chris Trapasso, CBSSports.com: #10, Oakland Raiders
- R.J. White, CBSSports.com: #11, Miami Dolphins
- Jared Dubin, CBSSports.com: #12, Chicago Bears (from Cincinnati)
- Albert Breer, SI.com: #12, San Francisco 49ers (via Buffalo)
- Mel Kiper/Todd McShay, ESPN.com: #12, Buffalo Bills (from Cincinnati)
- Ryan Wilson, CBSSports.com: #14, Green Bay Packers
- Will Brinson, CBSSports.com: #17, LA Chargers
Average projection (15 mock drafts): 10.5
Most popular projections: San Francisco (5), Chicago (4), Oakland Raiders (2), four teams with one projection.
Worth noting: Kiper and McShay participated in a head-to-head, three-round mock draft, where they alternated picks. It’s an ESPN.com Insider article, so it’s not accessible unless you’re a subscriber, but way down at the bottom of their draft, the last pick at #100, was Hokies defensive tackle Tim Settle.
NFL Draft Schedule
From SI.com: “The draft will take place over three days from April 26-28. The first round will begin at 8 p.m. ET on Thursday, April 26. The second round begins at 7 p.m. ET on Friday, April 27, and the third round will take place on the same day. The fourth through seventh rounds start at noon ET on Saturday, April 28. FOX will broadcast only rounds 1 through 3, but ESPN and NFL Network will carry all seven rounds of the draft throughout the three days.”
- Thursday, April 26: Round 1, 8 PM (FOX, ESPN, NFL Network)
- Friday, April 27: Rounds 2 and 3, 7 PM (FOX, ESPN, NFL Network)
- Saturday, April 28: Rounds 4-7, noon (ESPN, NFL Network)