Data Scout Notes: 2014: 1stM...(+) Coming off Sept 2014 Concussion...PLombardi/PNagurski/PBednarik/PHendricks/DS#4PSTeamProspect-Dstephens/P1stM...2013: 3rdC/3rdM...2012: NA
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05/05/15 - A closer look at the Raiders' 10 picks: Round 2/35 -- Mario Edwards Jr., DE, 6-3, 279, Florida State...Battled weight issues early in college and had eight career sacks. The Raiders believe Edwards has his weight under control and can help with the pass rush both outside and inside between 280 and 285 pounds. - The Sports Xchange
05/05/15 - Mario Edwards Jr., the Raiders second-round draft pick, came out of Texas as one of the top recruits in the country. The son of former Florida State and Dallas Cowboys cornerback Mario Edwards admits he may have lived on his reputation early on at Florida State. Edwards ballooned to 315 pounds at one point and it hurt his stamina. "Coming out No. 1 in the nation and all that stuff, you have people saying you're this and that, and all you've got to do is this or that," Edwards said. "You kind of relax and take the foot off the pedal a little bit. I'd just say that me getting a little too comfortable and complacent with where I was ranked kind of had its toll on me coming in overweight." Raiders linebackers coach Sal Sunseri, the defensive line coach at Florida State for two years when Edwards was there, vouched for his former player and talked about his phyiscal gifts. Sunseri said that even at 315 pounds Edwards could perform back flips, and that his bag drills brought to mind Julius Peppers, whom Sunseri worked with at Carolina as a position coach. - The Sports Xchange
02/17/15 - 2015 DRAFT SCOUT PRE-COMBINE TOP 64 DRAFT PROSPECTS: 55/7. *Mario Edwards, DE, Florida State, 6-3, 294, 4.88, 2...Since his first start in the 2012 ACC championship game when he replaced an injured Tank Carradine at right end, Edwards demonstrated an impressive combination of athleticism, strength and instincts that enabled him to be a force both as an edge-setter against the run, and a power rusher who can threaten the pocket inside or out against the pass. Per NFLDraftScout.com analysis, Edward "utilizes long arms and strong hands to keep blockers out of his frame, and does a good job of maintaining vision, awareness and patience when engaged with taller opponents," but adds that "Edwards will need to improve in his snap count anticipation. ... and he's frequently the last lineman off the ball." Edwards, who had 23 tackles and three sacks last season, is a Jr., in the sense that his father of the same name was a cornerback at FSU and in the NFL. - Frank Cooney, The Sports Xchange
02/16/15 - 2015 NFL COMBINE: PROSPECTS WITH THE MOST TO GAIN OR LOSE, VERIFIED MEASUREMENTS: DE Mario Edwards, Florida State...Edwards was already a big player when he arrived at Florida State around 270 pounds, but he seemed to be carrying some bad weight on his frame as a junior last season. After lining up as a defensive end for the Seminoles, he might eat his way into a new position at defensive tackle if his weight continues to increase north of 300 pounds. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com
01/09/15 - Florida State head coach Jimbo Fisher offered congratulations to defensive end Mario Edwards, Jr. and cornerback Ronald Darby on their decisions to enter the NFL draft on Friday. The juniors will forgo their final year of eligibility after having led the Seminoles to a remarkable 39-3 mark, three ACC Championships and the 2013 national championship during their three-year careers. Edwards, Jr. developed into an All-ACC First Team player and nabbed Second Team All-America honors from Sports Illustrated in 2014 when he led FSU with 11 tackles for loss and tallied 44 tackles and three sacks. Edwards, Jr. had several dominant performances over the last year, including 3.0-TFL game against Auburn in the 2013 BCS National Championship Game and a 4.0-TFL contest versus Virginia in 2014.
The Gautier, Miss., native played in 36 games with 26 starts in his career and had 89 tackles, 23 TFLS and eight sacks. He will continue to follow in his father’s footsteps from FSU into the NFL. Mario Edwards, Sr. was a defensive back for the Seminoles from 1995-1999 and was drafted in the sixth round of the 2000 NFL Draft. “Mario was a tremendous player and person here at FSU and I want to thank him for three great years here,” Fisher said. “Mario improved each year since he arrived on campus and I’m excited to see him continue that growth in the NFL. I’m excited for him and his family and I think he will have a great professional career.” - Florida State football