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2015 NFL DRAFT
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Dominique Edison, WR

Height: 6-2 | Weight: 204 | College: Stephen F. Austin
 
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Overview

Edison has been a consistent performer for the Lumberjacks since his freshman season, gaining more than 500 yards each of his first three seasons and scoring 10 times. But his productivity jumped into the stratosphere in 2008 (67 catches, 1,106 yards, 18 scores), as did his NFL draft stock. Unlike many small-school receiver prospects, this first-team All-Southland Conference selection has the size/speed combination to be more than just a complementary weapon.

Analysis

Positives: Overmatches lower-level talent with good height and sinewy upper body strength. Separates from most FCS corners with his elite speed. Catches with his hands and is able to go outside his frame to adjust to poorly thrown passes in any direction. Uses his hands or feet on the line to free himself off the jam. Quick into and out of routes. Has good body control, and is able to get his feet down, high-point the ball in traffic and make a quick move after the catch. Typically runs stay-routes on the sideline and posts, but is also used on underneath crossing routes to get him the ball quickly. Sells the outside route fake, and uses his body to shield corners on the post. Covers up and locks onto defensive backs while run blocking.

Negatives: Lanky frame that is thin in the hips and legs. Productive, but at a lower division playing in a spread offense regularly using four- or five-receiver sets. Lacks suddenness off the line and takes a couple of steps to get to full speed. Only average elusiveness in space, lacking wiggle in his hips. Faced lower-level corners, so it may take some time until he's physical enough against NFL veterans on the jam and downfield. Must prove he can handle going over the middle. Could increase his value by returning kicks, but is inexperienced there.

2007 Season

Played in all 11 games … Caught 55 passes for 582 yards and one touchdown.

2006 Season

An honorable mention All-SLC selection … Played in and started 10 games … Named SLC Offensive Player of the Week (Sept. 25) … Caught 30 passes for 543 yards and five touchdowns … Also carried the ball seven times for 50 yards … Finished second in the SLC averaging 54.3 yards per game … Was second in the conference averaging 3.0 receptions per game … Caught four passes for a career-high 171 yards and two touchdowns against Central Arkansas … One of the TD receptions against UCA was a career-long of 80 yards … Recorded four passes for 71 yards and a touchdown against Northwestern State … Hauled in four passes for 58 yards, including a fourth quarter 42-yard TD strike from Danny Southall to defeat Nicholls State … Caught two passes for 53 yards and a score at Texas State … Recorded four catches for 60 yards and carried the ball four times for 26 yards against Delta State.

2005 Season

Played in all 11 games … Caught 30 passes for 556 yards and four touchdowns as a rookie … Finished ninth in the SLC averaging 50.5 yards per game … Caught five passes for a career-high 145 yards and two touchdowns against Western Illinois … Hauled in a career-high six receptions for 139 yards and two scores at McNeese State … Registered four catches for 61 yards at Southern Utah … Also caught four passes for 41 yards in the upset victory versus No. 21 UC Davis … Had five games where he recorded two receptions … His lone rush attempt of the season was a 13-yard scamper against Sam Houston State.

2004 Season

Spent redshirt season on Lumberjack practice squad.

High School

Four-sport athlete lettering in football, basketball, baseball and track … Had 90 catches for 1,916 yards and 17 touchdowns in his high school career … Helped Wolves to 2003 state 2A title … Had eight catches for 306 yards and three TDs vs. Omaha Paul Pewitt as a senior … Won the 2A 200-meter state title in 2004.

Personal

Born July 16, 1986, in San Augustine … Honor roll student … Son of Curtis and Priscilla Barnes.

 
Latest News
04/28/2009 - A closer look at the Titans' picks: Round 6/206 -- Dominique Edison, WR, 6-2, 2-4, Stephen F. Austin...A project wide receiver, whose speed will allow him to help on special teams. The Titans like the size, speed combination as well as his decent production, despite playing at a lower level.

04/20/2009 - Dominique Edison tries not to think about what should be one of the biggest days of his life. "I'm very excited," the former SFA receiver said. "I'm trying not to think about it so much. "It gets harder not to think about it every day, every moment." The day is expected to come next weekend, either Saturday or Sunday, when the NFL conducts its annual draft of collegiate football players. Edison, a 6-2 1/2, 200-pound receiver who caught 18 touchdown passes for SFA his senior season expects to be a Day 2 draftee, meaning he'll be selected sometime April 26. "I'm hearing a lot of different things," he said. "Some are saying in the fifth round to be expecting a call. Anywhere from the fourth round on back." Since catching 67 passes for 1,016 yards and leading the Southland Conference in touchdown receptions last season, Edison has been working toward improving his stock in the draft. He suffered a shoulder injury that forced him to miss the Texas vs. the Nation all-star game in El Paso in January but has performed well for scouts since then. - Kevin Gore, The Daily Sentinel

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