|Height: 6-3 | Weight: 210 | College: Michigan|
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.
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.
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.
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.
No injuries reported.
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).
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.
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