Tremaine Edmunds stands out for a lot reasons on the field. But, when talking to teammates, they say the rookie is mature beyond his years.
That’s not bad for a guy who just turned 20 and is expected to be the leader in the middle of Sean McDermott’s defense.
“I can’t be another age. I’m 20 years old and I feel it,” Edmunds joked following practice on Sunday.
“He’s doing well. Just in talking with some of his teammates in the huddle, that was one of our concerns was how would he handle this atmosphere,” defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier said. “This is another part of the transition for him. He’s done very well with that, no problems communicating and he’s on target to do well.”
After breaking from mini camp Edmunds said to help prepare for a larger responsibility in training camp he rarely took a day off.
“Can’t really take breaks,” Edmunds said. “I was in my playbook just going over things, refreshing my mind ands staying locked in with it.”
Frazier refers to Edmunds as an “anomaly” with his unique blend of height, size, speed. And, if there is a guy who knows how quickly Edmunds can wreck an offense it’s his teammate and offensive lineman from Virginia Tech, Wyatt Teller.
“When he was working with the guys, some of the guys were like ‘he’s fast.’ I was like imagine blocking him for three years, it was rough,” Teller said. “They were like ‘what do you do?’ And I was like, get on your horse, that’s all I can tell you.”
“I just try to use my size to my advantage,” Edmunds said. “I’m a big guy that can move and use it to my advantage and get linemen moving a little bit.”
Players have a scheduled day off on Monday with practices resuming on Tuesday at St John Fisher College.