With Super Bowl LII now in the rearview mirror, the NFL’s attention can fully shift to free agency and the draft. As for the latter, SB Nation’s Dan Kadar released another mock on Monday, and the Green Bay Packers once again landed Virginia Tech outside linebacker Tremaine Edmunds.
For those who don’t recall, Kadar projected Edmunds to the Packers in each of his previous three mock drafts. Edmunds possesses the length and athleticism the team and new defensive coordinator Mike Pettine prefer at outside linebacker and could grow into a field-tilting player in time. However, Edmunds didn’t operate as a pure pass rusher at Virginia Tech and might never become one at the NFL level.
In this mock, the Packers also passed up other well-regarded pass rushers at No. 14, including UTSA edge rusher Marcus Davenport and Boston College’s Harold Landry. Green Bay also passed up talented defensive backs such as Florida State’s Derwin James and Iowa’s Josh Jackson.
Still, Edmunds’ tools and potential make him an intriguing option if he remains available at the Packers’ pick. Here’s what Kadar had to say about the selection:
14. Green Bay Packers: Tremaine Edmunds, OLB, Virginia Tech
Edmunds is one of the youngest players in this year’s draft class, and he’s an athletic linebacker with projectable traits. He’ll need to continue working his pass rush moves, but it in the draft it can be hard to pass up this type of raw potential.