Bills sign 1st-round pick Edmunds

Buffalo Bills first-round draft pick Tremaine Edmunds notched over 100 tackles in each of his final two seasons at Virginia TechPhoto Credit: Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports

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The Buffalo Bills signed linebacker Tremaine Edmunds, one of their first-round picks in the NFL Draft, the team announced Saturday.

Edmunds, selected No. 16 overall by the Bills, signed a four-year deal.

Buffalo traded up six spots to grab the 20-year-old Edmunds, who already has made an impression on quarterback Josh Allen, who was taken by the Bills at No. 7 overall.

“I’m telling you Tremaine is a freak,” Allen told the team’s official website. “I told him, ‘Just don’t hit me.’ He’s a presence out there because he’s tall and lengthy. He’s just built. He doesn’t have an ounce of fat on him. I’m glad he’s on my team.”

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.

Still 20 years ago, Edmunds was a finalist for the Butkus Award last season as the nation’s top linebacker. He also clocked a 4.54 in the 40-yard dash at the NFL Combine.

“I’m a young guy, but at the same time I’m a very mature guy,” Edmunds said. “I’ve been around older guys all my life. I know this is a different stage, but I’m a mature guy and my parents did a good job of raising me. So I’ll compete with those other guys and work for my spot and work to play my role on this team.”

Allen and third-round draft pick Harrison Phillips are now Buffalo’s only unsigned draft picks.

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