Free Agent Profile: Safety Mike Edwards

02/18/2024
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Mike Edwards, 5’10 1/2″, 205 pounds

 

Signature Stat: Tied for 14th with 6 Forced Incompletions for S with 20% of pass courage snaps.

Contract Projection: 2 years, $8M, $4M AAV, $2M GTD

Cover 1 Take: Took over starting role down the stretch for KC and may parlay that into higher contract coming off the SB

Summary: Versatile safety known for his instinctual style of play. He excels in run support, showcasing a relentless pursuit mentality. Edwards trusts his vision on the field and operates like a “general contractor,” contributing in various defensive capacities. His strengths shine in split-safety schemes and at the dime backer position, where he maximizes his impact. Adept at playing as a robber, he disrupts passing lanes effectively, often deceiving quarterbacks by convincing them that their receiver has leverage on the primary defender. Edwards is always around the ball, demonstrating a knack for playmaking. Notably, he garnered interest from the Buffalo Bills during the draft process, engaging in an hour-long discussion with them at the Senior Bowl. -Turner

Signature Skill/Trait: Instincts

 

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