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Guest Fritz



and he is a Michigan WR... meh


and he has a case of the dropsies... meh


I think everyone is forgetting just how good Mike Williams is/was


That's what I'm thinking. Then again, it could just be yet another ploy. We won't know until it's Saturday afternoon around 12:15pm.

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I'm praying the Niners get him...he is easily the best player in the draft...plus all the Niners good teams have had one thing in common: a top notch WR, from Dwight Clark, Jerry Rice to Terrell Owens...Brandon Lloyd and Raushan Woods will make decent #2 and #3 receivers in their careers, but we desperately need someone who will be a #1

Besides, QBs in the draft are too unpredictable, especially this lot...Braylon is pretty much a sure thing

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Tell me why you think he is so good? I dont have much first hand knowledge of Edwards.




Interesting bit about Edwards




It's like what's going on in Chicago. The Bears, I'm told, are afraid of Braylon Edwards because they swung and missed on another Michigan receiver, David Terrell. And also because they've seen Edwards drop a ball or three. But the draft shouldn't be about fear, it should be about research. You talk to people. You find out that Braylon Edwards is so hyper before games, he can not sleep. That, the night before games, he'll call his mother and father at 2 a.m., wide awake. That, because of it, he tends to drop passes early in games, because he's still foaming at the mouth. "I'll never forget his first Notre Dame game," says Edwards' father, Stan, a former NFL player. "He was hyperventilating; his mouth was caked white. Took him a whole quarter to come down. So he'll drop the first or second ball to him sometimes. It's like clockwork almost. Gets it out of his system."


Brett Favre gets overexcited early in games just like that, but it takes some probing to find these tidbits out. You think Lovie Smith talked to Edwards' dad? See, now I understand why Tom Coughlin, when he took over the Jaguars, nearly hired our colleague, Chris Mortensen, to help him with research. Football is the one sport for which heart and character is arguably more relevant than skill. And so, when it comes to Saturday's top 10 picks, teams need to throw away the 40 times and pay more attention to a players' life and times.


Like I did.


Yes, the player's son should go first overall. People don't realize that Edwards, besides being an obvious talent, has a freakish work ethic. While he watches TV in the evening, he'll do flexibility work, or sit-ups or pushups. He refuses to just lie down on the couch.


The only time he'll sit still, in fact, is when he pops in a video tape of Jerry Rice. His father has compiled an extensive football video library, and Rice is the one player who gives Edwards the chills. He noticed how Rice would run just as hard in practice as in games, and that became Edwards' approach at Michigan. That's why he wore Rice's No. 80 his first two years in Ann Arbor. That's why sometimes he'd head to the track, after practice, and run extra sprints by himself. That's why Michigan coach Lloyd Carr says no one is as gung ho as Braylon Edwards.


The kid has been thinking like a pro player for years. In college, he got a massage after every game, which is what the NFL studs do. His dad, who used to play for the Oilers and Lions, introduced him to the Rams' Torry Holt, and Holt took him out to the field to tutor him. Holt let him have it, too, critiqued his pass patterns, and Edwards wasn't offended at all. Now, every day, he's working on hitches and digs and post corners, working on disguising his routes. He's proud to have Randy Moss's downfield speed, but also wants the route-running feet of Marvin Harrison.

He's also the kind of kid who cried after Michigan losses, who played his junior season with a broken finger, but never mentioned a word of it. After games, while wearing a suit and tie, he'd throw passes to little kids in the Michigan parking lot. When the Lions' M&M Boys, (Matt) Millen and (Steve) Mariucci, interviewed him this spring, they asked if he'd mind going to a team that already had Charles Rogers and Roy Williams. And Edwards answered: "No offense to those guys, but I love the game too much, and I'm gonna play." This could be the one player in the draft who has it all: Rice skill, Rice heart. The 49ers, 20 years later, should draft the reincarnate.







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The knock against him was that he would drop passes.. this was evident early in his career but I really didn't notice it all this last season. He's got it all.. great hands, great size, great speed and great work ethic... the easy thing for people to say is he drops passes, which I feel is WAY overused and overshot and just a cop out for people who don't think for themselves that haven't seen him play.


And I absolutely HATE seeing the that they wouldn't draft Edwards because of David Terrell.. that is such a flawed way of thinking. What does Terrell have to do with Edwards? Nothing. That's just assinine to think that way. Edwards is a much more physical specimen than dumbass Terrell could even think about being.


Immediate impact player and the best player in the draft.. no doubt in my mind.

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You guys are all wrong.. Braylon Edwards is by far and away the best PLAYER in the draft and I hope to God the Bears draft him.



Big 10 homer, I dont know who the best player in the draft is, but Edwards seems to have too much talent and he seems to have too good of a head on his shoulders to be a bust.

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He didn't focus nearly enough at Michigan, hence he dropped the easy ones and caught the hard ones.


DB's in the Big 10 overall suck, so don't trust what you see out of a Big 10 WR ever, trust me....


Braylon has the tools to be great, but so did David Terrell and Marquise Walker out of Michigan, they were both just as good as Braylon in college and has similar workout numbers, so who knows...

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Guest Fritz

There have been numerous good receivers out of the big ten. Just off the top of my head, Chris Chambers, David Boston, Plaxico Buress...


Brandon Lloyd :plain


I kinda like Lloyd... solid numbers last year




That Brandon Lloyd?



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