- AProjectionRound 2
- YearRS Junior
- Hand9 ¾
- Arm33 ⅜
Strong Points: Size and strength. Good run and pass blocker in the Wisconsin scheme. Good hand use. Good speed and quickness for the position. Shows he can get movement with his run blocks. Tough to get around in pass protection. Takes good angles when setting to pass block. Looks to finish.
Weak Points: Not a natural bender -- gets overextended at times. On the ground too much. Can get tall in the run game. Has only played on the right side and has no chance to play left tackle. Missed three games in 2018 with an arm injury. Has only played on the O-line for three years, which can also be viewed as a positive.
The Way We See It: Edwards, a fourth-year junior, was a quarterback in high school, recruited by Wisconsin to play tight end. Played at that position as a freshman, then moved to right tackle entering his second year. Started six games as a redshirt freshman at tackle and every game in 2017. Missed the last three games of 2018 with an undisclosed arm injury. Edwards has size, strength and upside but is still raw. Has to learn to play with more bend. Has quickness and takes good angles to second level but doesn't sink his hips on contact and can fall off the block. Efficient pass blocker who will get better with experience. More upside than Rams RT Rob Havenstein (No. 57 overall pick in 2015) coming out but not as good a player. Will be a right tackle or guard at the NFL level. Might need a year to develop before he's ready to start.