Tremaine Edmunds, the 21-year-old Buffalo Bills linebacker, has been added to the Pro Bowl after Donta Hightower was ruled out due to injury. It’s the first Pro Bowl appearance for Edmunds, who was named the first alternate at his position following the selection process. Edmunds joins Tre’Davious White as Buffalo’s two representatives in the game, though there’s still time for other players to drop out and be replaced.
Edmunds just finished up another productive season, though it seems like he’s still scratching the surface of his potential. Playing 95 percent of Buffalo’s defensive snaps, Edmunds racked up 115 tackles, 1.5 sacks, nine passes defended, and an interception in his sophomore season. He’s already accumulated 236 tackles in his two-year career, and he’s barely two months older than the top linebacker in the 2020 NFL draft, Isaiah Simmons. While he’s gifted in both size and speed, Edmunds still has room to develop his instincts and his ability to shed blocks. Hopefully next year, he earns a Pro Bowl berth outright.
The 2019-2020 NFL Pro Bowl takes place on January 26th at 3 pm Eastern. It airs on ESPN.