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10/12/15 - DL Mario Edwards Jr. played 50 snaps, 24 more than in any other game, had a season-high six tackles and shared a sack with Aldon Smith.
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