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.
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.
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.
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.
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.