With the 116th pick in the 2018 NFL Draft, the Dallas Cowboys select: Terrell Edmunds, Safety, Virginia Tech
At first glance, you may have thought that this was stud linebacker, Trumaine Edmunds. In fact, it is his brother Terrell Edmunds. The redshirt junior from Virginia Tech would be a great pick to help the Cowboys answer their questions at safety.
Edmunds is one of the quickest safeties in this class as he ran a 4.47 in the 40-yard dash. He also had a 41.5 inch vertical. Despite an impressive Combine, his health will play a factor on draft day.
10 games into his 2017 season, Edmunds had surgery on his shoulder and was shut down for the remainder of the season. In those 10 games, he had 59 tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss, 2 interceptions, and 4 passes defended.
The Cowboys’ safeties underperformed in 2017. Recently, news came out that Byron Jones would be moving back to cornerback. And as much fun as it is to watch Jeff Heath deliver punishing hits and occasionally kick extra points, he is not the answer at safety. Edmunds could come in and pair with Xavier Woods as the Cowboys’ safeties of the future.
Adding Edmunds to the young core of the Cowboys’ secondary would allow all of them to grow and prosper.