Photo of Mike Edwards
Grade
56.0 ?
  • 4.56 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 14 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 36.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 124.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 6.94 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.18 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 5'9" Height
  • 31 5/8" Arm Length
  • 189LBS. Weight
  • 9 1/8" Hands

Overview

In high school, Edwards was three-year letter winner in football who helped team to three conference titles, one regional title and a state championship. As a senior, Edwards was named first team All-Ohio after recording 34 tackles, five interceptions, and averaging 20 yards and 33 yards in punt and kick returns respectively. Edwards was also a track standout who helped his team to two conference track titles.



Edwards originally signed with the University of Tennessee, but was dismissed from the team for an attempted armed robbery arrest after his freshman season. He spent 2010 at Coffeyville Community College in Kansas before transferring to Hawaii. In 2011, Edwards had 43 tackles, one interception, and 11 pass breakups. This past season, Edwards tallied 43 tackles, two interceptions, 15 pass breakups, and three kick return touchdowns.

Analysis

Strengths

Aggressive player, who is more physical with receivers than his size would indicate. Active hands throughout. Smooth hip transition, and the speed to turn and run with receivers down field. Does a very nice job of getting his head turned and timing his jumps. Impressive kick return ability.

Weaknesses

Off-the field issues. Undersized, will he won't back down, he can be bullied by bigger wideouts. Doesn't have great technique in his press, can lose at the line of scrimmage. Can get beat based on starring down the quarterback. Inconsistent in driving on the football. Will occasionally get lost in zones.

NFL Comparison

Alphonso Smith

Bottom Line

Edwards is an aggressive corner, who despite not having ideal size, will be physical with wideouts. He has an impressive athletic skill set, but he is still a bit unrefined technique wise. An upside player, who can also contribute immediately as a kick returner.
C
Grade Title
9.00-10 Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-8.99 Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99 Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49 Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.50-6.99 Chance to become Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.00-6.49 Should become instant starter
5.50-5.99 Chance to become NFL starter
5.20-5.49 NFL backup or special teams potential
5.01-5.19 Better-than-average chance to make NFL roster
5.00 50-50 Chance to make NFL roster
4.75-4.99 Should be in an NFL training camp
4.50-4.74 Chance to be in an NFL training camp
No Grade Likely needs time in developmental league.
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