Julian Edelman #11 WR
Height: 5-10 Weight: 200 Age: 26
Born: 5/22/1986 Redwood City , CA
College: Kent State
Experience: 5th season
High School: Woodside HS [CA]
Selected By: New England Patriots
Pick (Overall): 23 (232)
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.