Edwards, Thomas hoping to stick

Updated: May 5, 2003, 12:08 PM ET
By By Darrell Trimble | NFL Insider
Almost every year there are names that aren't called on draft day that illicit shocked responses. But in almost all cases, the players sign with a team as an unrestricted free agent, and some have a chance to make an impact.

One of those players is Atlanta Falcon receiver Terrence Edwards. The former Georgia Bulldog is the SEC's all-time leading receiver in yardage, and second all-time in receptions and touchdowns. With qualifications like that, you'd expect him to be taken ahead of at least one of the 37 receivers drafted into the league, but his name wasn't called.