Who We're Watching: Kadeem Edwards
February, 13, 2014
By Steve Muench | ESPN.com
AP Photo/G.M. AndrewsKadeem Edwards (right) has great measurables, but will he be able to handle NFL defensive linemen?Nine of the top 10 offensive guards on our board played in one of the six automatic qualifying conferences in the BCS. I recently evaluated the lone exception in that group: Tennessee State's Kadeem Edwards, who ranks sixth.
At 6-4 ¼ and 309 pounds, Edwards' frame is prototypical, and his 34 ½-inch arm length is well above average for an offensive guard prospect. As expected, he dominated at the FCS level by overwhelming defenders in the run game and stoning defenders in pass pro.
There's no question that he has the physical tools to play in the NFL, but he didn't have to play with sound technique to excel.