Buffalo Bills rookie Tremaine Edmunds is receiving high praise from fellow linebacker Lorenzo Alexander.
“I would be surprised if he’s not an All-Pro player in the next two, three years. I would be surprised, really,” the 34-year-old Alexander said recently on “One Bills Live.”
“Just his athleticism and the way he’s handling the information, I would be really surprised if he’s not that next great linebacker in his era, like that Luke Kuechly-type.”
Edmunds, who was selected with the 16th overall pick of the 2018 NFL Draft, already has taken to relaying defensive calls to his teammates on the field.
“It’s a lot,” Alexander said. “He’s the mike. He’s the quarterback of the defense. So, he’s making the calls, making the checks if somebody’s out of alignment. Eventually, he’ll go on to where he can correct people. But right now, I’m trying to help him as much as I can.”
The 6-foot-5, 250-pound Edmunds was the top-rated outside linebacker by NFLDraftScout.com after registering 213 tackles — including 33 for loss — and 10 sacks in his final two seasons at Virginia Tech.
Edmunds was a finalist for the Butkus Award last season as the nation’s top linebacker. The 20-year-old also clocked a 4.54 in the 40-yard dash at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis.