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2005 NFL Draft Draft Tracker Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4 Round 5 Round 6 Round 7 Players Positions Schools Conferences NFL Teams

Braylon Edwards - WR

 Braylon Edwards Grade: 4.64
 Position: WR
 Class: Sr
 School: Michigan
 Conference: Big Ten
 Ht., Wt.: 6-3, 211
 40 Time: 4.5
  Selected by: Cleveland Browns
  Round 1, pick 3 (3 overall)

BIO: Three-year starter who's been an All-Conference player since his sophomore campaign. Led the team in receiving as a senior, totaling 97/1,330/15, winning All-America honors as well as the Biletnikoff Award. Junior totals included 85/1138/14.

POSITIVES: Big, physical receiver who breaks games wide open or controls them from the get-go. Quick releasing off the line, boxes out opponents with his frame and easily makes receptions in traffic. Fast down the field, gets vertical then contorts in mid-air for the acrobatic grab. Displays good eye/hand coordination, looks the pass in and extends to offer the quarterback a nice target. Easily beats jams at the line of scrimmage or physically pounds opponents to come away with the ball. Displays open-field running skills after the reception and blocks with solid technique. Runs well laterally and displays the ability to quickly change direction. Sells his routes.

NEGATIVES: Not always mentally on top of his game, loses focus or takes his eye off the ball. Must be more cognizant of becoming the hot receiver in blitz situations.

ANALYSIS: A superior athlete who plays bigger and faster than his computer numbers, Edwards makes truly amazing plays on the football field with regularity. A terrific red-zone target who creates mismatches, he has an unusually high ratio of touchdown receptions. Worthy of an early first round selection and should have a long and productive NFL career once he learns to focus and give attention to detail.

PROJECTION: Early First Round

Photo: Donald Miralle/Getty Images

2004 Receiving Statistics
Receptions Receiving Yards Yards Per Reception Touchdowns
97 1330 13.7 15

2004 Rushing Statistics
Rushing Yards Attempts Average per Rush Touchdowns
61 6 10.2 0

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