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Dominique Edison (WR)
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 204
Conference: Southland
Hometown: San Augustine, TX
High School: San Augustine
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Selected by: Tennessee Titans
Round: 6
Pick (Overall): 33 (206)
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Pick Analysis: Edison is one of the faster players in the draft. He has good quickness too and he worked out pretty well. He's tall but is not especially strong. He will compete as a backup wide receiver in Tennessee.
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Overview

Edison has been a consistent performer for the Lumberjacks since his freshman season, gaining more than 500 yards each of his first three seasons and scoring 10 times. But his productivity jumped into the stratosphere in 2008 (67 catches, 1,106 yards, 18 scores), as did his NFL draft stock. Unlike many small-school receiver prospects, this first-team All-Southland Conference selection has the size/speed combination to be more than just a complementary weapon. Had an arm span of 32 1/2 inches and a hand span of 8 1/2 inches at the combine.


High School

Four-sport athlete lettering in football, basketball, baseball and track ... Had 90 catches for 1,916 yards and 17 touchdowns in his high school career ... Helped Wolves to 2003 state 2A title ... Had eight catches for 306 yards and three TDs vs. Omaha Paul Pewitt as a senior ... Won the 2A 200-meter state title in 2004.


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Analysis

Positives: Overmatches lower-level talent with good height and sinewy upper body strength. Separates from most FCS corners with his elite speed. Catches with his hands and is able to go outside his frame to adjust to poorly thrown passes in any direction. Uses his hands or feet on the line to free himself off the jam. Quick into and out of routes. Has good body control, and is able to get his feet down, high-point the ball in traffic and make a quick move after the catch. Typically runs stay-routes on the sideline and posts, but is also used on underneath crossing routes to get him the ball quickly. Sells the outside route fake, and uses his body to shield corners on the post. Covers up and locks onto defensive backs while run blocking.


Negatives: Lanky frame that is thin in the hips and legs. Productive, but at a lower division playing in a spread offense regularly using four- or five-receiver sets. Lacks suddenness off the line and takes a couple of steps to get to full speed. Only average elusiveness in space, lacking wiggle in his hips. Faced lower-level corners, so it may take some time until he's physical enough against NFL veterans on the jam and downfield. Must prove he can handle going over the middle. Could increase his value by returning kicks, but is inexperienced there.


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