Won a state title as a Florida prep. Manned left guard all four years. As a true freshman in 2010, started 9 of 10 games played. Did not play against Austin Peay and did not start against North Carolina A&T. Started all 10 games played at LG in '11, missing just the season finale against Jacksonville State because of a left ankle sprain. Started all 11 games in '12. Started 12 of 13 games played in '13 -- did not play against Austin Peay and did not start against Eastern Illinois.
Outstanding size -- built low to the ground with a thick trunk and vines for arms (big wingspan). Generates movement in the run game and seeks to bury defenders. Surprising balance and straight-line foot speed -- steps to the second level easily. Has crude tools to work with. Motivated and coachable.
Could stand to shed some bad weight. Gets lax with his technique. Needs to play with more consistent pad level. Needs to work on a more efficient short punch. Lets his feet stall. Thick, tight hips -- struggles to maneuver and snap is limited. Is not sudden or explosive -- more push than pop. Lets defenders cross his face. Intermittent urgency. Does not dominate physically inferior competition.
A soft-spoken, thickly built, long-armed FCS prospect, Edwards is a raw base blocker who must make significant strides with his technique, ratchet up his play-to-play intensity and learn to play with power.