Draft Scout Snapshot:DS Rating on 9/1/09: #20 WR, #176/750 Overall, Projected Rd: 5-6 2008: 13 GP; 13 GS; Rush: 193-941-4.9-11; Pass: 306-196-64.1-2902-30-9; All-American, Offensive Player of the Year, first team All-SoCon. 2007: 11 GP; 11 GS; Rush: 237-1588-6.7-21; Pass: 222-148-66.7-1948-17-7; Despite missing four-and-a-half games due to injury, hauled in a plethora of postseason honors, including first-team all-America (College Sporting News), second-team all-America (The Sports Network), National Star of the Year (Sports Media Entertainment Network) and second-team all-Southern Conference (coaches) Ö 1,588 rushing yards were the third most by a quarterback in FCS history Ö made national headlines by accounting for 289 yards (227 passing, 62 rushing) and four touchdowns (three passing, one rushing) in ASUís 34-32 season-opening victory at Michigan Öearned National Player of the Week recognition from SME Network and SoCon Player of the Week accolades for his efforts versus Michigan Ö the performance in the Big House became even more legendary when it was discovered that he had aggravated a left (throwing) shoulder injury suffered during a preseason scrimmage during the victory and would miss the next two contests versus Lenoir-Rhyne and Northern Arizona due to the injury ... thanks to a last-minute decision by the ASU coaching staff, returned to the starting lineup versus Wofford and totaled 140 yards in just over one half of action before aggravating the shoulder injury on the second play of the second half ... sat out of wins over Elon and Gardner-Webb before returning to the lineup for good versus Georgia Southern ... turned in one of the top individual performances in college football history with 313 rushing yards, 182 passing yards, good for 495 yards of total offense and seven total touchdowns (four rushing, three passing) to earn ASUís third-consecutive national championship game berth with a 55-35 win over Richmond in national semifinals ... performance ranks second in NCAA Division I FCS/I-AA postseason history for both rushing (333 - Georgia Southernís Adrian Peterson vs. UMass, 1999) and total offense (539 - Stephen F. Austinís Todd Hammel vs. Grambling, 1989) ... followed up the record-breaking performance vs. Richmond by throwing for 198 yards and three touchdowns and rushing for 89 yards in national title game triumph over Delaware. 2006: 15 GP; 15 GS; Rush: 188-1153-6.1-15; Pass: 214-167-78-2251-15-10; Freshman phenom brought home National Freshman of the Year and all-America (College Sporting News) recognition as well as SoCon Freshman of the Year and first-team all-conference plaudits ... the southpaw played in all 15 games, starting the final 13 ... just the fifth player in NCAA Division I history (and only the second freshman) to pass for 2,000 yards and rush for 1,000 in the same season.
Post-Draft Outlook:COULD SURPRISE: Wide receiver/ returner Armanti Edwards. It may take a few years but Edwards could develop into a game-breaker for the Panthers.
Round 3/89 -- Armanti Edwards, WR, 5-10, 182, Appalachian State: Panthers became infatuated with him and traded away their second round pick 2011 to get him. Risky move considered he's a college quarterback who'll ask to be a wide receiver. - by The Sports Xchange
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11/27/12 - KR Armanti Edwards set a career-high with a 35-yard return.
11/15/12 - WR Armanti Edwards missed his second straight practice with a groin injury. If he misses Sunday's game, WR Joe Adams will be active.
11/14/12 - WR Armanti Edwards was limited Wednesday with a groin injury. Coach Ron Rivera isn't concerned about his status for Sunday.
11/04/12 - WR Armanti Edwards, who had produced 24 yards in total offense since 2010, caught an 82-yard pass. Edwards was caught at the Redskins' 9-yard line, which made it the longest pass play in team history that didn't go for a touchdown.
10/04/12 - WR Armanti Edwards may get a chance to return punts Sunday. Edwards was ineffective as the Panthers main punt returner last season.