Edwards has been a four-year starter and key part of the high-octane Houston offense. He is small but is fast and savvy enough to play right away as a slot receiver in the NFL. He understands defenses and how to sit down in holes against zone coverage, making him a third-round talent who could also become a serviceable returner.
Edwards is athletic and very explosive and quick off the line. He has the feet and quickness to get his small frame away from bigger corners and stem himself into his route. He rolls off his front foot naturally and into his routes where he uses his knowledge of defenses to find holes and get open. Even when covered, he can easily get separation. He has clear control of his small frame and knows how to use it to his advantage.
Despite his speed and smaller frame, Edwards is not much of a deep threat and is almost exclusively a crafty short-to-intermediate route runner. He is willing as a blocker but doesn't have the strength to be effective. This shortcoming also shows after the catch, as he usually goes down on the first hit.
Future Hall of Famer
A once-in-a-generation type prospect who could change how his position is played
An impact player with the ability/intangibles to become a Pro Bowl player. Expect to start immediately except in a unique situation (i.e. behind a veteran starter).
A quality player who will contribute to the team early on and is expected to develop into a starter. A reliable player who brings value to the position.
A prospect with the ability to make team as a backup/role player. Needs to be a special teams contributor at applicable positions. Players in the high range of this category might have long-term potential.
A player with solid measurables, intangibles, college achievements, or a developing skill that warrants an opportunity in an NFL camp. In the right situation, he could earn a place on a 53-man roster, but most likely will be a practice squad player or a camp body.