Terrell Edmunds became the second Hokie to get picked in the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft, going at the No. 28 spot to the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Earlier in the night, his brother Tremaine was picked No. 16 by the Buffalo Bills, making the duo the first pair of brothers to be drafted in the first round in the same draft in NFL history. With their brother Trey already in the NFL (playing running back for the New Orleans Saints), the Edmunds family will have three sons in the league next fall. Not to mention that their father Ferrell Edmunds played seven years in the NFL.
Terrell Edmunds is the 11th Virginia Tech player to be drafted in the first round (linebacker Mike Johnson was a 12th Hokie drafted in the first round, during the supplemental draft in 1985). It’s only the second time that two Hokies have been drafted in the first round, with the other being 2004, when DeAngelo Hall was drafted 8th and Kevin Jones 30th.
Terrell Edmunds was generally not regarded as a first-round pick, but on April 23rd, Jason La Canfora of CBSSports.com wrote “I continue to hear there are teams late in the first round who are very high on Terrell Edmunds and Justin Reid; I believe one of those two ends up in the first round…” La Canfora turned out to be right, and for the Edmunds family, it was a special night.
Both brothers passed up their senior seasons to enter the draft early, and it paid off handsomely.
— Bud Foster (@coachfostervt) April 27, 2018