Discussion in 'Draft Day Zone' started by Hostile, Apr 22, 2005.
3 for 3 so far.
3 for 3 shotgun! and somewhere antonio bryant is whining
Glad it wasn't Merriman.
#1 on my board -
Rodgers and Mike Williams start free fall
I bet AB is happy with that pick
LOL! I bet he threw a jesey at the TV!
we are looking good for Merriman! or Ware.
I heard this morning that Braylon showed up for the draft in his new $175,000 Bentley.
.. that's some smart money management, right there.
he does have the bling-bling going w/ that watch he is wearing
Hey, I'm a tightwad but even I would surely have gone and gotten a nice ride. It's not like it wasn't a lock for him to go in the top 5-10. He is sure to snag a $5-8 million dollar signing bonus.
I would have pulled up in a 78' Ford F150 and had that nice million dollar Hatteras Sportfisher sittin down at the dock.
I'd take my family out to eat to celebrate
... might even let them Supersize it.
You are a generous, generous man!
Braylon Edwards, WR, Michigan
Height: 6:02.7 Weight: 211
Overview: The multi-talented receiver and Biletnikoff Award winner followed his father to Michigan, as Stanley Edwards was a standout running back for the Wolverines (1977-81) before playing in the National Football League with the Houston Oilers (1982-86) and Detroit Lions (1987). Braylon Edwards switched to jersey #1 after wearing #80 during his first two seasons with the team. A versatile athlete, Edwards also ran track during the indoor and outdoor seasons, competing in the high jump as well as the 60m and 200-meter dashes. Edwards was a Prep Star All-American selection during his only season at Bishop Gallagher High School. He previously played two seasons at Detroit's Martin Luther King High. As a senior, he 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. He was also named to the All-Conference, All-East, All-Metro and All-State teams during his final prep year. In three seasons of high school football, Edwards tallied 63 receptions for 740 yards and eight touchdowns, rushed four times for 152 yards and two scores and completed 10-of-17 passes for 200 yards. He recorded 170 tackles, seven sacks and 10 stops for losses, caused three fumbles, recovered three fumbles, intercepted five passes and returned one pick for a touchdown. Edwards averaged 17 points, five rebounds and four blocks per game during his one year of varsity basketball and ran the 100, 200, 4x100 relay and 4x200 relay on the track team. Thrust into action as a true freshman, Edwards caught three passes for 38 yards in six games for the Wolverines in 2001. He started 12 games at split end as a sophomore, hauling in 67 passes for 1,035 yards (15.4 average) and 10 touchdowns. Prior to 2002, only David Terrell (71 in 1999), Jack Clancy (76 in 1966) and Marquise Walker (86 in 2001) had more receptions in a season for the Wolverines. Edwards picked up first-team All-Big Ten Conference honors in 2003, as he caught 85 passes for 1,138 yards (13.4 average) and 14 touchdowns. Only Walker (86 catches for 1,143 yards) had a more productive season in school annals at the time. He also joined David Terrell (1,038 in 1999 and 1,130 in 2000) as the only players in school history to gain over 1,000 yards receiving in a season twice in a career. Edwards exceeded his 2003 totals as a senior. A consensus All-American first-team pick, he was also named the Big Ten's Offensive Player of the Year and was the recipient of the Biletnikoff Award, given to the nation's top receiver. Edwards broke Walker's school season records by snaring 97 passes for 1,330 yards and became the only player in Big Ten Conference annals and only the ninth in NCAA Division 1-A history to gain over 1,000 yards receiving in a season three times in a career. Only Desmond Howard (19 in 1991) had more touchdown catches in a season for the Wolverines than Edwards' 15. In 44 games with Michigan, Edwards started 36 times. He shattered all of the school's career receiving records. Edwards caught 252 passes for 3,542 yards (14.1 average) and 39 touchdowns, surpassing the previous marks of 176 receptions by Walker (1998-2001) and 3,076 yards with 37 scores by Anthony Carter (1979-82). His 39 touchdown grabs also set a Big Ten all-time record, while his 252 catches rank fourth and 3,542 yards rank third in conference annals.
Analysis: Positives... 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... 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.
Agility tests: 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.
High school: 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
Personal: 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).
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