Data Scout Notes: 2014: DS#4PSTeamProspect-DStephens...2013: 3rdC/3rdM...2012: NA
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Draft Scout Mario Edwards Jr. News
07/21/14 - Florida State's top NFL Draft-eligible prospects to watch in 2014: 4. DE Mario Edwards Jr.,...He's flexible and loose-hipped when asked to establish position underneath his opponent or change direction, and he has the balance to recover and stay on course when tossed or knocked aside by blockers. Where Edwards will need to improve is in his snap count anticipation; he's frequently the last lineman off the ball, making it tough for him to have any impact rounding the edge. He's also easily stood up at times as he lets the pads rise early in the play and struggles to take ground as a result, and he could take better angles to the outside against the run. Though still raw with substantial room to continue to get better, Edwards has the makeup of the ideal 3-4 end or 4-3 tackle who can disrupt the backfield in a number of ways, from multiple spots, and should draw a premium pick come draft day next year if he's able to continue developing at his current trajectory. - Derek Stephens, NFLDraftScout.com
07/21/14 - Florida State's top NFL Draft-eligible prospects to watch in 2014: 4. DE Mario Edwards Jr.,...An All-ACC third-team honoree as a sophomore, and starting right end on the nations top scoring defense (12.1 ppg) in 2013, Edwards vies for position as one of the top NFL prospects in the nation heading into his junior year after compiling 28 tackles including 9.5 tackles for loss and 3.5 sacks, as well as a forced fumble, two fumble recoveries and an interception. Since his first start in the 2012 ACC championship game when he replaced an injured Tank Carradine at right end, Edwards has demonstrated an impressive combination of athleticism, strength and instincts that have 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.
He 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. When given space off the line, Edwards exhibits good acceleration that transitions nicely to power on contact, as he's routinely able to force tackles to retreat, and eat up any space to the quarterback's left. - Derek Stephens, NFLDraftScout.com
01/07/14 - Florida State received all 60 first-place votes and finished No. 1 in the final AP poll of the 2013 season. The Seminoles (14-0), beat Auburn 34-31 for the program's third national title in 20 years (1993, 1999), ending a run of seven consecutive national titles for the Southeastern Conference. Alabama, two-time defending champions, finished No. 7 among seven teams that finished in the top 14. Auburn (12-2) was No. 2 ahead of Michigan State, the Big Ten champions who knocked off Stanford in Pasadena, Calif., in the Rose Bowl Game on Jan. 1. South Carolina, Missouri and Oklahoma came in ahead of the Crimson Tide. Clemson was eighth with Oregon and UCF rounding out the top 10. - The Sports Xchange
12/13/13 - 2013 ALL-ACC THIRD TEAM (COACHES): DE-Mario Edwards Jr., So. Florida State (12)...Has been selected Third Team All-ACC for the 2013 college football season by the ACC Coaches. - Florida State football
12/04/13 - 2013 ALL-ACC THIRD TEAM (MEDIA): DE Mario Edwards Jr., Florida State, 6-3, 285, So., Gautier, Miss. (56)...Has been selected Third Team All-ACC for the 2013 college football season by the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association (ACSMA). - Florida State football