David Edwards is the prototypical Wisconsin offensive lineman. But he wasn’t recruited to do that. Once playing quarterback, then converting to tight end, then converting to offensive tackle, Edwards is an enticing, yet underdeveloped product as an offensive tackle. Measuring in at 6-foot-6 and 308-pounds, he also has size teams will fall in love with.
With an experience of playing skill positions like tight end and having a basketball background from high school, Andrews has nimble footwork for an offensive lineman. His experience playing in a power-run offense shows as he’s a mauler in the run game. But, that lack of experience shows, as he fails to show proper technique often, leading him to get beat in bull rush situations and against more refined pass-rushers.
The Cardinals’ offensive line needs improvement, that’s why I doubled down with McGovern then Edwards. Although the Wisconsin product may need to develop behind Humphries and Gilbert for a year, the potential is there to replace one of the two. He’s not developed, but he has quick feet, a massive frame, and the tenacity to be a three-down starter in the league.
Those strengths showed mightily on tape, but it’s no surprise as to why he’s developed nicely. Wisconsin continues to churn out quality offensive line talent and Edwards isn’t an exception. Though he’s less developed than his teammates entering the league, he’s an extremely high upside player.