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Mike Edwards | 32

SS | Kentucky | Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Ht: 5104 / 5' 10" | Wt: 205 | Upd: 09/09/2020

Vitals

Birth Date: 05/18/1996
Age: 24
Original Team: TB
NFL Entry: 19 03 099
NFL Exp: 2
Depth Chart Key: 19/3
Team History: TB

Player History

06/19 TB D/C signed

Ourlads' Profile:

2019 Guide: What Ourlads' NFL Scouting Services said about MIKE EDWARDS: Kentucky, 5104 205 4.60. Three and a half year starter from Cincinnati, OH. Physical prospect with some versatility to play close to the line as well as deep coverage. Instinctive with run/pass read and is tough in run support. Has tracking ability coming downhill from space making adjustments to cutbacks. Shoots his hands attacking blocker and when he gets them inside can separate and shed. Takes good angles to the ball and squares up tackles. Gathers and explodes into tackles with leg drive and finish. In the box squeezes the edge run to keep contain and not open up a gate. Can play off a block and make a tackle. Effective zone defender in both the deep middle and short outside zones. Adept at positioning while reading the quarterback and route pressure. Reads the delivery key and reacts on the release with a proper route to the ball. Gets in the throwing lane and bats a lot of balls or has big hits on the catch. Solid ball skills for the interception and pass break. Times hands to the catch point when in phase with a receiver. Has blitz skill from the edge with a burst to close. Can play off a block and squeeze to the quarterback. Covers most tight ends in man-to-man but struggles to mirror and stay in phase versus a skilled receiver. Will occasionally be late reacting on the throw if he doesn’t get a good read on the quarterback. Not extremely quick or fluid in transition. Does not waste steps but change of direction is average. Solid prospect with starting potential in the right scheme. Can be a nickel safety on a zone heavy team. 2018 stats: 82 T, 9 TFL, 6 PBU, 1 QBH, 1 FF, 2 INT (1 TD). Medical exclusion at Combine, right thumb. Fifth/sixth round. (A-30 7/8, H-9 3/8, VJ-DNP, SS-DNP).