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The Real Thing
KARL TARO GREENFELD
October 25, 2004
Braylon Edwards is the best wideout in the nation and the unquestioned leader of resurgent Michigan. But it took four years for his head to catch up to his talent
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October 25, 2004

The Real Thing

Braylon Edwards is the best wideout in the nation and the unquestioned leader of resurgent Michigan. But it took four years for his head to catch up to his talent

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He strolls through the mall, stopping off to pick up a new cellphone, bowing his head a little as he accepts compliments. This humility, he will tell you, is new. So is the maturity. "The program will be here long after I'm gone," Edwards says. "It's bigger than me or any other player. You can't fight it."

That's not resignation, he quickly adds. That's finally understanding that when he walks the walk, he doesn't have to say a word.

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