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dougfinsfan72
03-25-2007, 12:32 PM
Word around the football world is former Stanford quarterback Trent Edwards (http://gostanford.cstv.com/sports/m-footbl/mtt/edwards_trent00.html) is a prospect that might really surprise people on draft day. After finally getting healthy and displaying his considerable skills at Pro Day recently, he is picking up some serious momentum leading up to the draft. We know, for a fact, that some respected N.F.L. execs and coaches have privately suggested Edwards might not make it to the 2nd round after his great workout last Wednesday. Even if he isn't selected in round one, just about everyone we've talked to thinks he's a virtual lock to be picked in the top two rounds.

At the Combine, Trent had 14 team interview requests, which is extremely high. He possesses prototype qualities - Size (6042, 231 at the Combine, 10.5 inch hands), speed (4.70 at his pro day), strength (19 bench reps at the Combine despite being very ill and not sleeping from the flu), intelligence (he has a degree from Stanford), toughness (he was hit as much as any QB over 4 seasons starting), character (teams have said his interviews were amongst the best) and build (he and Brady Quinn are in the "freak" category for QBs).

Scouts love his arm strength, unusually quick release and footwork. Matter of fact, Bill Walsh (http://www.profootballhof.com/hof/member.jsp?player_id=224), perhaps the greatest offensive football mind ever, has said that Edwards has the best footwork and overall mechanics of any college quarterback he's seen since Joe Montana!

Edwards and Vince Young were the top two quarteback recruits in their class coming out of high school, so this isn't a player that just suddenly appeared on the scene. N.F.L. scouts have been watching him since the moment he arrived at Stanford. The only reason he isn't widely talked about at the top of the draft is because Stanford's struggling teams during his four seasons starting, and because he missed the second half of 2006 with a small broken bone in his foot. No surgery was required, but he didn't recover in time to play in the Senior Bowl or Shrine Game.

Edwards' Pro Day was attended by over 30 N.F.L. personnel, including Mike Martz (Detroit OC), Rick Neuheisel (Baltimore QBs), Dick Curl (Kansas City QBs) and Mike McCoy (Carolina QBs). All the teams listed above are in need of a young, talented quarterback. Out of roughly 60 passes he threw at Pro Day, he missed narrowly on 3 and had some drops due to velocity. He ran on Astroturf but threw on grass, and it rained constantly. Overall, it's tough for a quarterbacks to look better in a workout, so he should only generate stronger admirers as this process continues. He has private workouts scheduled with 4 additional teams.
We are confident Trent won't make us look foolish, as we've been heavily endorsing him as a top prospect since 2005. We haven't seen him projected as a first rounder in mock drafts by prominent N.F.L. writers, but the way things are going it's not too crazy to think he could be there. Think back to 2004 and 2005, who thought J.P. Losman and Jason Campell would be number one picks a month before those drafts? Edwards, in our opinion, has more physical talent than Losman and Campbell, it's just a situation were he wasn't able to show it off at Stanford.

AZStryker
03-25-2007, 12:42 PM
Nope it's Quinn at 9 or Stanton at 40 based merely on the fact that the fins had both in for private work outs. It could be a smoke screen, I don't know. I haven't even heard of them talking to Edwards.

taylormvp99
03-25-2007, 12:43 PM
I'd consider him with the 2nd round pick they got from New England in the Welker trade. I'm really hoping Joe Staley falls to #40. I think he has the potential to be even better than Levi Brown. A draft of Landry, Staley, Edwards/Stanton/Kolb would be fantastic in my opinion.

Brown42000
03-25-2007, 01:18 PM
I'm hoping that Greg Olsen will possibly fall to us in the 2nd round or a quality offensive lineman.

PhinsRDbest
03-25-2007, 01:26 PM
You can almost count of 40 being used on a O-lineman. Probably should be the one who drops to 40 out of: Staley, Grubbs, Sears, and Blalock.

Brown42000
03-25-2007, 01:43 PM
You can almost count of 40 being used on a O-lineman. Probably should be the one who drops to 40 out of: Staley, Grubbs, Sears, and Blalock.
I think Blalock is the most likely to fall to us.

Frayser
03-25-2007, 01:44 PM
There has been a lot of talk that Edwards might end up being the third QB taken, but I just don't see it happening. Draft hype sometimes seems to flow like a pendulum. I just do not see Edwards impressing enough to overtake Stanton.

I think we will ultimately play a wait and see game with the QBs on the first day of the draft. Wait and see if Quinn falls to 9. If not, try to trade down. Wait and see if Stanton falls to 60. Wait and see if Edwards is there in the 3rd. If none of that happens, than I think we will have a fall back plan for the second day involving someone like Zabransky.

VT Dolphan
03-25-2007, 02:13 PM
I think anything higher than our number 60 pick would be too high to take Edwards, even that seems a little early for him. Love to have him in the third round though.

MCHan
03-25-2007, 02:16 PM
Nope it's Quinn at 9 or Stanton at 40 based merely on the fact that the fins had both in for private work outs. It could be a smoke screen, I don't know. I haven't even heard of them talking to Edwards.

I just have this strong gut feeling that the Lions will take Drew Stanton in the 2nd round after they pass on Russell or Quinn in the first round.

finfan54
03-25-2007, 02:44 PM
You can almost count of 40 being used on a O-lineman. Probably should be the one who drops to 40 out of: Staley, Grubbs, Sears, and Blalock.



If we do not get Brown at 9, then no doubt.

retarmyfinfan
03-25-2007, 02:56 PM
Did it say who the 14 teams requesting interviews were?

YetanotherFan
03-25-2007, 03:34 PM
I just have this strong gut feeling that the Lions will take Drew Stanton in the 2nd round after they pass on Russell or Quinn in the first round.

Yep and CamRam uses bringing Stanton in as a smokescreen so Detroit takes him and leaves the guy who we really want. It could be Edwards :D .

PJack
03-25-2007, 06:34 PM
No way Edwards goes at 40. Way to early to roll the dice on a guy that won 1 game last year. Has the tools but we all know it takes a lot more than that to be effective. I'm not a huge fan of Stanton either and unless we get a Quinn, I would wait until 60 at the earliest to entertain QB.

dominizzo
03-25-2007, 07:12 PM
Get it in your heads!!!

Quinn Is Not going to Drop at 9!!

Ill bet My house on it!!!

He's a hot Commodity

Elliott 1
03-25-2007, 07:33 PM
You can almost count of 40 being used on a O-lineman. Probably should be the one who drops to 40 out of: Staley, Grubbs, Sears, and Blalock.

That's right.

And I would be surprised if we took a TE anywhere in this years draft. That position is just going to have to wait until next year for an upgrade.

bakedmatt
03-25-2007, 07:45 PM
How about the name on KC's QB coach? Dick Curl. Awesome.