Mike Edwards, CB (5-9 1/2, 186) - Edwards ran a 4.42-second 40-yard dash. which was considerably better than his time at the combine. He only ran the 40 once. He must have been saving his energy because he had an excellant positional workout. - Gil Brandt, NFL.com
01/02/2013 - Hawaii junior cornerback Mike Edwards has decided to skip his senior season and enter the 2013 NFL Draft, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported. He is expected to make the decision official during a press conference on Wednesday. "It was a difficult decision," said Edwards. "I felt it was the best thing for my family. I have two sons and I want to provide for them."
Edwards ranks as NFLDraftScout.com's No. 27 cornerback for the 2013 NFL Draft and No. 219 prospect overall, putting him in the later stages of draft weekend. He reportedly received midround grades, some as high as the third round. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com
01/02/2013 - Hawaii cornerback/returner Mike Edwards told the Star-Advertiser he will forgo his senior season and apply for the 2013 NFL Draft. Edwards will make it official during a news conference Wednesday in Cleveland. "It was a difficult decision," said Edwards, who will file his application with the NFL on Wednesday. "I felt it was the best thing for my family. I have two sons and I want to provide for them."
Edwards said he received a favorable draft projection from a panel of NFL officials. He declined to specify the assessment, but he reportedly was told he projected as a mid-round selection, with the possibility of going as high as the third round. UH coach Norm Chow said Edwards has the skills for a successful pro career.
"I'll miss him not only as a player but as a young man," Chow said. "We had a great relationship. We wish him all the best." This season, Edwards is 12th nationally with 1.43 pass breakups per game and sixth nationally in kickoff returns with a 30.38-yard average. - Stephen Tsai, The Honolulu Star-Advertiser
01/02/2013 - A native of Cleveland, Edwards prepped at Glenville High School and enrolled at Tennessee as a four-star recruit. After one year in Knoxville in 2009, he was dismissed from the program after he was charged with attempted robbery. The 5-foot-10, 180-pound corner spent the 2010 season at Coffeyville Community College (Kan.) before arriving at Hawaii. Over the past two seasons, Edwards totaled three interceptions and 26 pass break-ups for the Warriors, while adding three touchdowns on kickoff returns in 2012.
"I'll miss him not only as a player but as a young man," Hawaii head coach Norm Chow said. "We had a great relationship. We wish him all the best."
Although a tick undersized, Edwards has a tough, wiry frame and gets physical with receivers, not letting bigger players push him around. A player not lacking in confidence, he is aggressive with the ball in the air and shows good timing to get his hands up and knock down passes. Edwards has good speed and pursuit skills, adding return ability on special teams and also seeing some time on offense as both a running back and wide receiver. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com
12/13/2012 - 2012 ALL-MOUNTAIN WEST SECOND-TEAM (COACHES & MEDIA): DB Mike Edwards, Jr., Hawai`i, has been selected Second Team All-Mountain West Conference (Coaches & Media selection) for the 2012 college football season. Defensively, Edwards is tied for 12th nationally with 17 passes defended, which includes two interceptions. He was the team's fourth-leading tackler with 43 and had five tackles for loss and one forced fumble. - Hawaii football
12/13/2012 - 2012 ALL-MOUNTAIN WEST FIRST-TEAM (COACHES & MEDIA): PR/KR, Mike Edwards, Jr., Hawai`i, has been selected First Team All-Mountain West Conference (Coaches & Media selection) for the 2012 college football season. Edwards is the first UH player selected as special teams player of the year since placekicker Jason Elam won Western Athletic Conference honors in 1992. Edwards led the country in kickoff return yardage with 1,215 - which also set a new MW single-season record - and ranked sixth nationally with a 30.4 average.
He was one of only four players nationally with at least three kickoff returns for touchdown. His three scores set new UH and MW single-season marks and he is the only player in MW history to record two 100-yard kick returns in a single season. Edwards also is the school's career kickoff return yardage leader (2,301) as well as kickoff touchdowns leader (3). - Hawaii football
12/11/2012 - 2012 MOUNTAIN WEST SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE YEAR (COACHES & MEDIA): Mike Edwards, Jr., KR, Hawaii...Edwards is the first Hawai`i player to win special teams player of the year honors since placekicker Jason Elam in 1992...He is the fourth straight kick returner to be named MW Special Teams Player of the year...Ranks second in the MW and sixth nationally with a kickoff return average of 30.38....One of just four players nationally with at least three kickoff returns for touchdown in 2012.
His three kickoff return touchdowns established a MW single-season record, eclipsing the previous mark shared by New Mexico's Chase Clayton (2012), San Diego State's Colin Lockett (2012), TCU's Greg McCoy (2011) and Cory Rodgers (2005)...Only player in MW history to record two 100-yard kick returns in a single season...Edwards' 1,215 total kick return yards in 2012 is a new MW single-season record. The previous mark of 1,165 kick return yards was held by UNLV's Deante' Purvis (2009). - Mountain West football