2015 NFL DRAFT
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Braylon Edwards

Height: 6-3 | Weight: 210 | College: Michigan
 
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Overview

Positives: Has a tall and linear frame with room for additional growth … Has good shoulder width, small waist and hips and well defined thighs and calves … Has the size, speed and flexibility to run, jump and adjust to most thrown passes … Shows great speed on vertical routes and can get deep and separate … Quick-twitch type with good movement skills … Has a sudden burst in his release off the line … Has the speed and running stride to gain separation in the open … Catches with his hands extended away from the frame … Used more on control routes rather than over the top, but is a legitimate deep threat … Has an instinctive, quick thrust in his get-off and carries his pads well … Does a very good job of tracking the ball in flight and catching it over his shoulder … Will not hesitate to go vertical to make the catch … Has the long stride and acceleration to gain good yardage after the catch … Very effective stalk-and-position blocker who shows aggression when taking on the edge rusher … Shows the strength to defeat press coverage and dictate the progression of the route … Has a smooth running style, maintaining balance coming out of his breaks and gliding as he runs … Lacks a second gear, but can get deep by design, as he uses his strength and athletic ability to set up the defensive backs.

Negatives: Has shown good maturity as a senior, but was in trouble with the coaching staff previously for taking plays off and being late to practice … Still needs a coach to ride him to get the best out of his ability … Can be a good route runner, but at times will round his cuts and is more of a soft angle type … Needs to fight for ball better, as you don't see him being a tough receiver on crossing patterns all the time even though he has shown flashes of excelling here (lacks consistency) … Will run some sloppy routes and will cruise when not involved in the play … Has developed a better feel for patterns, but needs to settle and break off them better … Must maintain discipline and effort, as he has been inconsistent doing both most of his career … Not considered a deep threat due to adequate timed speed … Lacks a natural feel for zone coverage and loses concentration at times, especially when he tries to get up field before securing the ball.

2004 Season

All-Big Ten Conference first-team selection by the league's media and coaches … Switched to uniform #1 from jersey #80 … Led the team with 85 receptions for 1138 yards (13.4 average) and 14 touchdowns … His 85 catches, 1138 yards and 14 scores rank third on the school's season-record list … Had six 100-yard receiving games, including a school-record four straight 100-yard games.

2003 GAME Analysis

Central Michigan: Started off the season with five catches for 78 yards and scores of 6 and 48 yards.

Houston: Followed with four catches for 50 yards and a 9-yard touchdown.

Oregon: Caught a career-high 13 passes (third on the school's game-record list) for 144 yards and also caught a two-point conversion.

Indiana: Added three catches for 42 yards and a 15-yard score.

Iowa: Hauled in seven passes for 114 yards and touchdowns of 14 and 41 yards.

Minnesota: Gained 93 yards on seven grabs with a 52-yard touchdown that gave the Wolverines a 38-35 decision.

Purdue: Snared six passes for 86 yards and scores of 14 and 26 yards.

Michigan State: Amassed 103 yards on seven receptions with 40 and 16-yard touchdowns.

Northwestern: Ran for a 10-yard gain on a reverse and caught nine passes for 112 yards, including a 26-yard score.

Ohio State: Totaled seven catches for 130 yards, including 64 and 23-yard touchdowns, adding 8 yards on a reverse.

Southern California (Rose Bowl): Made 10 catches for 107 yards.

2003 Season

All-Big Ten Conference second-team selection … Started 12 games at split end, leading the team with 67 receptions for 1,035 yards (15.4 average) and 10 touchdowns … Caught at least three passes in every contest and had four 100-yard-plus receiving games … Scored at least one touchdown in eight contests and had two multiple touchdown performances … Ranked fifth in the Big Ten with 5.25 receptions per game and seventh with 77.1 receiving yards per game.

2002 GAME ANALYSIS

Washington: Opened the season with five catches for 80 yards and a 45-yard touchdown.

Western Michigan: Followed with four receptions for 93 yards and scores of 25 and 39 yards.

Notre Dame: Gained 95 yards on four catches.

Utah: Snared nine passes for 109 yards and a 12-yard touchdown to give Michigan a 10-7 decision.

Illinois: Followed with four catches for 101 yards and a 6-yard score.

Penn State: Had seven receptions for 66 yards and touchdowns of 5 and 3 yards.

Purdue: Scored on a 31-yard grab, finishing with 71 yards on three catches.

Minnesota: Made four catches for 75 yards and a 10-yard touchdown.

Ohio State: Caught a season-high 10 passes for 107 yards.

Florida (Outback Bowl: … Picked up 110 yards on four receptions.

2002 Season

Appeared in six games as a reserve split end, finishing with 38 yards on three catches (12.7 average) … Had two catches for 22 yards vs. Miami (Ohio) and a 16-yard reception vs. Western Michigan.

Injury Report

No injuries reported.

Track

Braylon Jamel Edwards was born February 21, 1983 … Father, Stanley, played football at Michigan (1977-81) and in the NFL with the Houston Oilers (1982-86) and Detroit Lions (1987).

High School

4.45 in the 40-yard dash … Bench presses 225 pounds 22 times … 33 1/8-inch arm length …

9 7/8-inch hands … 27 Wonderlic score.

Personal

Attended Bishop Gallagher High School (2001), coached by George Sahadi … One-year letterman and starter on Bishop Gallagher varsity team … Two-year letterman and starter on Martin Luther King High (Detroit) varsity team … Ran 40-yard dash in 4.48 seconds and bench pressed 285 pounds … Had 63 receptions for 740 yards and eight touchdowns in three-year varsity career … Rushed four times for 152 yards and two touchdowns … Completed 10-of-17 passes for 200 yards … Recorded 170 tackles, seven sacks and 10 tackles for loss, caused three fumbles, recovered three fumbles, intercepted five passes and returned one pick for a touchdown … Set school, league and state records for most positions started in one year -- wide receiver, running back, free safety, cornerback, linebacker, defensive end, quarterback, tight end, kick returner, punt returner and long snapper … Caught 28 passes for 470 yards and four TDs senior year … Rushed 11 times for 205 yards and one TD as a senior … Recorded 78 tackles, seven sacks and five interceptions senior year … Named to CBS PrepStar All-America team senior year … Earned all-conference, all-east, all-metro and all-state accolades as a senior … Rated as a three-star prospect and as the No. 49 receiver in the nation by Rivals.com … Listed as the No. 57 player in the midwest by SuperPrep Magazine … Rated as No. 79 player in the Midwest by Midwest Football Recruiting News … Ranked as the No. 20 player in Michigan by the Detroit Free Press … Selected to the Detroit News 2000 Dream Team as a defensive back … Averaged 17 points, five rebounds and four blocks per game during his one year of varsity basketball … Ran the 100, 200, 4x100 relay and 4x200 relay on the track team

 
 
 

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