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2019 NFL Draft

T.J. Edwards

ILB/Wisconsin

  • B
    6.40
    Projection
    Round 4-5
  • YearRS Senior
  • Height6-0
  • Weight230
  • Hand9 ⅜
  • Arm31
  • 40-yard4.75
  • Bench16
  • VerticalN/A
  • BroadN/A
  • 3-coneN/A
  • 20-yardN/A
  • 60-yardN/A
    YearGPCOMPATTPCTYDSYPATDSINTATTYDSYPCTDSRECYDSYPCTDSTKLTFLSACKPDFFFRPBUINTYDSPUNTSYDSAVGLNGFGMFGAPCTLNGXPMXPAPCT
    2015 13 0 0 0% 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 84 6.5 0.0 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0 0 0 0%
    2016 13 0 0 0% 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 89 8.5 3.0 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0 0 0 0%
    2017 14 0 0 0% 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 81 11.0 2.0 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0 0 0 0%
    2018 13 0 0 0% 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 113 11.5 3.0 5 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0 0 0 0%
    TOTALS53000%00000000000036737.58.025200100000000%0000%

    Strong Points: Strong with thick frame. Instinctive. Physical in taking on blocks and shedding. Reacts quickly to the inside run and makes a number of plays. Good with his drops. Very aware in zone coverage and reacts well to the ball. 10 career interceptions. Consistent tackler.

    Weak Points: Lacks play speed and range. Might be too heavy -- needs to get down under 240 pounds. Better vs the inside run than outside.

    The Way We See It: Edwards, a very productive inside linebacker at Wisconsin, is a throwback defender with size, strength and between-the-tackles ruggedness. His play speed is only average, which will hurt Edwards at the next level in today's game built on speed. He is a very good coverage backer in short zones, showing top awareness and playing the ball very well with excellent hands. Overall, I like everything about Edwards but speed. He's too slow and lacking in range for many teams that run a 4-3 scheme, and even though he's best suited in a 3-4, he might be merely a two-down NFL linebacker. His combine will be very important in determining his draft slot.

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