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Julian Edelman (QB)
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 195
College: Kent St.
Conference: Mid-American
Hometown: Redwood City, CA
High School: Woodside
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Selected by: New England Patriots
Round: 7
Pick (Overall): 23 (232)
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Pick Analysis: Edelman will function in the Wildcat formation for the Patriots. He was unbelievably productive as a college quarterback and can make the club as a specialist in certain packages. He's an intriguing prospect for New England.
  1. Overview
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Overview

The last Golden Flashes quarterback to make a mark in the NFL was the Cleveland Browns' Josh Cribbs. And like Cribbs, it will be Edelman's versatility that he'll need to rely on to make the final roster.


Edelman broke Cribbs' single-season school record with 3,190 total yards in 2008. He scored a combined 26 touchdown, split equally running and throwing.


But he's expected to be tried primarily at wide receiver and on special teams in the NFL. For the Golden Flashes, Edelman also handled part-time punting and punt returning chores, so he's used to moving around.


There is no questioning Edelman's athleticism. At his March 12 pro day, he was asked to run again after being clocked in 3.91 seconds in the 20-yard shuttle.


The team that drafted him, the Patriots, is no surprise. New England defensive coordinator Dean Pees was the Golden Flashes' from 1998-03.


Junior College

Posted record-setting numbers as a freshman quarterback at the College of San Mateo last season...Named the Most Valuable Player in All-State Region I by the California Community College Football Coaches Association... passed for 1,312 yards and 14 touchdowns and rushed for a school-record 1,253 yards and 17 scores...helped lead the Bulldogs to an 8-3 record and second-place finish in the NorCal Conference...as senior at Woodside in 2004, led the Wildcats to a 13-0 record and Central Coast Section championship and was named first-team all-league and all-county...totaled 2,237 passing yards and 29 touchdowns in high school career and also rushed for 964 yards and 13 TDs.


High School

As senior at Woodside in 2004, led the Wildcats to a 13-0 record and Central Coast Section championship and was named first-team all-league and all-county...totaled 2,237 passing yards and 29 touchdowns in high school career and also rushed for 964 yards and 13 TDs.


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Analysis

Positives: Athletic build with room for an additional 5-10 pounds of additional muscle mass without a significant loss of quickness. Versatile athlete capable of helping in various roles. Good agility to make defenders miss in the open field. Surprising straight-line speed. Good short to medium range accuracy as a passer to consider using on trick plays or as part of a Wildcat formation. Worked out well as a receiver. Caught the ball well and showed enough understanding of route-running to warrant further development. Highly competitive.


Negatives: Lacks the size and passing accuracy to remain at quarterback in the NFL. Enough overall athleticism to consider as a receiver, but hasn't played the position before. Has struggled with durability throughout his career. Bit of a gimmick prospect, who may lack a true position at the next level.


Injury Report

2007: Suffered a broken arm against Bowling Green on Oct. 20, missing the final four games of the season. ... Before that, had been playing with a partially torn posterior cruciate ligament suffered in the second game at Kentucky.


2006: Sat out the Virginia Tech game with a shoulder injury.


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