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.