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Chase Edmonds - RB

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Gollin - This looks like a "need" move - bringing in a replacement for Andre Ellington in the form of a multi-talented scatback who can block, catch out of the backfield and do some perimeter running. Book on Edmonds paints the picture of a bright, versatile scatback of dubious durability who (at est. 4.6 forty) may lack straight-ahead speed. Seems as if Edmonds made a big splash in 2016 but fell off many radar screens in 2017 due to injuries (i.e. Card decision may be based on that 163.5 yards per game average two years ago.

Athlon - A star at the FCS level...Compactly built- has a lot of wiggle...subtly wiggles hips to make tacklers slide off...Good vision and lateral agility...good overall speed/jump cut...asset in passing game...could be developed as a slot weapon...willing to stick his face in there in pass pro...Durability and level of competition two biggest concerns...has the versatlity, athleticisim and playmaking insintcts to stick as a part-time, multi-purpose weapon...

Lindy's - Led the FCS in rushing in 2016 with 163.5 yds/game (Missed half of 2017 due to injury).

PFW - Very productive at low level of competition..Quick and low to the hole...Reliable short-range receiver....More quick than fast...not a very good pass blocker...Short/plays small...Great college football player whose best football is behind him.Lacks the traits to be more than a marginal backup in the pros.

Additional Comments (Unidentified Internet Poster) - "After the 2015 season, I was combing the FCS all-American teams looking for some diamonds in the rough and noted a sophomore running back from Fordham. Only three sophomores earned that honor so I figured I should check him out. Come to find out, he was even better as a freshman. Regardless, from that first viewing, I was smitten with the lightning-quick human highlight reel. Edmonds turned 2- and 3-yard gains into chunk runs for Joe Moorhead’s offense. Edmonds isn’t blessed with Saquon Barkley’s size and speed, but he is one of the quickest backs in this draft. He was banged up throughout most of 2017, missing a number of games, but he probably needed to save some tread on the tire after 864 touches in his first three seasons. At the combine, he strung together some impressive testing, including a sterling 6.79 seconds in the three-cone drill. He won’t be a three down back but his explosiveness, combined with his receiving abilities, bodes well for Edmonds to make a roster after being a Day 3 selection. "

Combine: Forty: NA...

 

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