Draft Scout Snapshot:DS Rating on 9/1/09: #14 OT, #170/750 Overall, Projected Rd: 5-6 2009 Senior Bowl Invite 2008: Started every game at left tackle, seeing action on over 960 snaps Earned the Team United Award as the offensive player who put the team first during spring practice. 2007: Suffered a broken fibula during the preseason and underwent surgery Returned to practice in late September Started several games at left tackle. 2006: Played tight end throughout the season Practiced at tackle following an injury to Brandon Frye Practiced solely at tackle in the spring. 2005: Worked at tight end during a redshirt year his first season. Personal: Son of Robert and Nancy Wang both were members of the Chinese Olympic team in the 1970's.
Post-Draft Outlook: A closer look at the Bills picks: Round 5/140 -- Ed Wang, OT, 6-5, 314, Virginia Tech, Left tackle pool was picked over but the Bills are hoping they landed a sleeper in Wang, who anchored the Hokies' line for two years. A converted tight end with good feet, he recorded 132 knockdown blocks. - by The Sports Xchange
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Draft Scout Ed Wang News
05/03/12 - OL Ed Wang was the first Chinese-American player drafted into the NFL by Buffalo in 2012. He'll compete to be a backup tackle with the Raiders.
During the draft, the Raiders selected defensive end Jack Crawford in the fifth round (No. 158 overall) and a short time later used their sixth round pick (No. 168) on Christo Bilukidi of Georgia State.
Crawford was born in London, moving to the United States with a host family to play basketball.
Bilukidi was born in Angola, the son of a diplomat, and lived in Brazil and France before settling in Ottawa.
05/02/12 - OT Ed Wang signed with the Raiders. A fifth-round pick by Buffalo in 2010, he has played in just six career games due to injuries and was waived from injured reserve after reaching an injury settlement in November.
Wang was the first Chinese-American player drafted (Virginia Tech) into the NFL.
With the Raiders, he will compete for a backup spot behind left tackle Jared Veldheer and right tackle Khalif Barnes.