2015 NFL Draft: Detroit Lions Top 5 Defensive Tackle Prospects

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Nov 22, 2014; Tallahassee, FL, USA; Florida State Seminoles defensive end Mario Edwards Jr. (15) tackles Boston College Eagles running back Myles Willis (23) during the second half of the game at Doak Campbell Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Melina Vastola-USA TODAY Sports

5. Mario Edwards Jr. – Florida State

Height: 6-foot-3  / Weight: 300 / Projected 40 Time: 4.85 / Projected Round: 1-2

Mario Edwards possess a solid skill set with good speed and strength. He is sometimes listed as a defensive end, but lacks a bit of pass rushing ability. He does have great upside though and his NFL career may be inside at defensive tackle.

In 2012 Edwards was behind Bjoern Werner and Tank Carradine, but still managed to flash great potential as a back up.

In 2013 Edwards moved to the starting role, but flashed some inconsistencies, and even admitted to taking some plays off. His conditioning was also an issue as his playing weight fluctuated throughout most of the year. Despite all of these factors, Edwards still played well for the Seminoles.

His first-year starter numbers looked as follows: 28 total tackles, nine and a half tackles for a loss, three and a half sacks, an interception and a fumble return for a touchdown. He also played well in the National Championship game racking up three tackles for a loss and a sack.

in 2014 Edwards had 44 tackles, 10 tackles for a loss, three sacks, four batted passes and two forced fumbles. His best game of the regular season came against Virginia when he totaled nine tackles, four for a loss, and a sack.

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