David Edwards

2015 National Signing Day: David Edwards profile



Senior Stats: 553 total yards in six games, 5 touchdowns

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Our View: While most of the tape we’ve seen on David Edwards has clearly been as a quarterback, one can easily get that he’s got plenty of athletic ability to play tight end. The questions for me is if he can stay around 250 pounds or does he eventually put more bulk on and become an offensive lineman at this level.

Iowa did offer Edwards as an offensive lineman, but it ultimately came down to Illinois, Indiana and Badgers in his final commitment. The fact that few know what to do with him at the next level for 100 percent speaks more to his versatility than anything else.

After all, we know the kid played quarterback, defensive line, tight end and even did the long snapping for his Downers Grove North high school team. Clearly he’s a player who will do what it takes for his team to be successful.

I like the athletic ability Edwards showcases, but until we see him with his hand in the ground blocking and running routes there’s no real way to assess his ability to be an impact recruit early on. He also has suffered a few injuries already in his career, including season-ending injuries each of the last two years (hence the low stat totals above).

Long term is where Edwards has the most potential, and given the depth at both offensive line and tight end this upcoming season one shouldn’t be surprised to see Edwards redshirting this upcoming fall.

Andrew Coppens

About Andrew Coppens

Andy is a member of the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA). He is the Managing Editor of MadTownBadger and associate editor of Bloguin's World Cup site, 32flags.com as well as Publisher of Big Ten site talking10.com