Originally written April 11, 2013 on Fox Sports Florida:
TALLAHASSEE Mario Edwards first season at Tallahassee started with disappointment and ended with excitement. The disappointment? Edwards arrived at Florida State at 315 pounds a good number for a gap-eating defensive tackle, but way too much for an agile, pass-rushing defensive end. The excitement? Making his first start in the ACC championship game and another in the Orange Bowl, helping the Seminoles win both games. Edwards was considered by many analysts to be the nations No. 1 recruit in the class of 2012 or at least the top defensive player. But that was February. It didnt guarantee him very much in August, especially behind a group of veteran pass rushers like Brandon Jenkins, Bjoern Werner and Tank Carradine. Anybody that comes in No. 1 is going to want to play, but then to be told that you need to sit back, learn the system, get your weight down, it hurt at the time but it was nobodys fault but myself, Edwards said. Told that he would redshirt in August, just weeks before ...
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