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Armanti Edwards (QB)
  • Height:
    5'11"
  • Weight:
    187 lbs.
  • Arm Length:
    32 1/4 in.
  • Hand Size:
    9 1/2 in.
  • College:
    Appalachian St.
  • Conference:
    Southern
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Selected by: Carolina Panthers
Round: 3
Pick (Overall): 25 (89)
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Pick Analysis: The Panthers pick up a wild card athlete in Armanti Edwards. The small-school standout was an outstanding quarterback during his time at Appalachian State, but could be in line for a move to wide receiver in the pros. Given his versatile skills and playmaking ability, the Panthers could use Edwards as a "Wildcat" option.

Overview

Edwards is a four-year starter that led his team to two national titles as well as a playoff run in the other two seasons. He is an undersized quarterback that will need to be projected to another position to take advantage of his speed, quickness and athleticism. He has had some durability issues and will need to bulk up if he wants to play at the next level. He is explosive and can force defenders to grab nothing but air with his elusiveness and cutting ability. He will require some time to learn how to run routes and to control his speed so he can give defenders different looks as he runs his routes.


Strengths

Edwards is a proven winner at the Football Championship Subdivision level of competition as a quarterback who will likely need to make a living elsewhere in the NFL. Can’t argue with his production. Has impressive speed and athleticism and can make defenders miss in the open field.

Weaknesses

Edwards is undersized as a quarterback and at other potential positions at the next level. Struggled with his accuracy. If he was to remain under center, pro-style quarterback skills would need quite a bit of work. Is a pure projection prospect, who will have no position-specific game experience if asked to switch from quarterback.

Grade

4.2

 
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