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Raiders sign Mario Edwards Jr, complete ’15 draft class

The Oakland Raiders signed their final draft choice from 2015 on Friday, according to a team statement. Mario Edwards Jr was taken out of Florida State by the Raiders in the second round of April’s draft. The terms of Edwards’ contract weren’t disclosed in the statement. Edwards, a defensive lineman, will likely start right away opposite of veteran Justin Tuck. Defensive end...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Raiders sign 2nd-round pick Mario Edwards Jr.

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) The Oakland Raiders have signed second-round pick defensive end Mario Edwards Jr. to a rookie contract. With the deal announced Friday, the Raiders have now signed all 10 of their draft picks. Edwards was selected 35th overall out of Florida State. In three seasons in college, Edwards had eight sacks, seven passes defensed, three forced fumbles and two fumble...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Six former Seminoles land on NFL.com's top-100 NFL rookies list

NFL.com recently released a list ranking the top-100 rookies who will have the biggest impact on the NFL season, and Florida State led the way with six players. The Seminoles produced the No.1 overall pick in the draft in QB Jameis Winston, and that’s exactly where NFL.com’s list begins. NFL.com had this to say about the former FSU passer: “Bottom line -- nobody in this draft...
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May 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Raiders Add Two Florida Prospects On Second Day Of Draft

After adding an offensive playmaker on the outside with their first round pick in Amari Cooper, the Oakland Raiders went defensive in round two. With the 35th overall pick, the Raiders selected defensive end Mario Edwards Jr. out of Florida State. The pick raised some eyebrows as many had Oakland targeting a pass rusher with this pick, and Edwards projects as a better inside prospect...
Via BaySportsNet
May 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Four Defensive Seminoles Go on Second Day of Draft

After quarterback Jameis Winston went first overall to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Cameron Erving 19th to the Cleveland Browns, Florida State had four other players go on the second night of the 2015 NFL Draft. With the third pick of the second round and 35th overall, defensive end Mario Edwards Jr. was selected by the Oakland Raiders. Edwards became the first defensive player...
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May 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Raiders take TE Clive Walford in 3rd round

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) The Oakland Raiders have selected Miami tight end Clive Walford with their third-round pick in the NFL draft. The Raiders chose Walford with the 68th overall selection Friday. Walford is a versatile player who is adept at blocking and receiving. He had 121 catches for 1,753 yards and 14 touchdowns in 49 games at Miami. He joins a position group that includes...
Via AP on Fox
May 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders select Mario Edwards Jr.

The Oakland Raiders got the boost they needed on their defensive line. I’m sure Raider fans were upset to see Leonard Williams fall past them last night when the Raiders selected wide receiver Amari Cooper. Don’t be sad Raiders fans, you got yourself a potential stud in Mario Edwards Jr.  Edwards is a versatile scheme guy. He can play defensive tackle or defensive end...
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May 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders Select Mario Edwards Jr.

[MarioEdwards]: Defensive EndSchool: Florida StateExperience: JuniorHeight: 6-3Weight: 279 Lbs.Combine Results:40 YD: 4.84225 Bench: 32Vertical Jump: 32.5Broad: 10’0”Shuttle: 4.552014 Stats and Accolades:44 tackles, 11 tackles for loss, 3 sacks, 2 forced fumblesFirst-team All-ACC and second-team All-American honorsPros:Physically [MarioEdwards] is exceptional. He’s strong and...
Via Pro Football Spot
May 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Raiders take DE Mario Edwards Jr. in 2nd round

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) The Oakland Raiders selected Florida State defensive lineman Mario Edwards Jr. with their second-round pick in the NFL draft on Friday. The Raiders chose Edwards 35th overall as they began to address their needs on defense after taking receiver Amari Cooper with their first-round pick Thursday. While Edwards is considered to be strong against the run, he had...
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May 01, 2015  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Draft, Raiders, Rams, & Ravens

Draft Arizona State WR Jaelen Strong (wrist) was medically cleared by the Steelers’ medical staff during his visit to the team’s facility on Friday. (Adam Schefter) Greg Gabriel is hearing that Florida State DL Mario Edwards Jr. is getting “a lot of play” from teams drafting in lower part of round one. Raiders Bill Williamson of ESPN views ... The post NFL Notes: Draft...
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April 18, 2015  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Draft, Chargers, Eagles, Packers, & Rams

Draft Ian Rapoport reports that Washington CB Marcus Peters visited with the 49ers yesterday, worked out for the Falcons today, and will meet with the Raiders this week. Tony Pauline reports that Indiana RB Tevin Coleman will meet with the Patriots and Lions today. Mike Garafolo reports that Florida State DE Mario Edwards Jr. visited with the Patriots, ... The post NFL Notes:...
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April 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Another Sign The Chicago Bears May Trade Back In The Draft

First of all, screw all this Marcus Mariota talk, Chicago Bears’ GM Ryan Pace will regret the day he drafts him if he does. Anyway, as much speculation being tossed around about Mariota and the Chicago Bears being a good fit for each other, some recent pre-draft visits point to a possible trade back for Pace on draft night. The Bears have already hosted PItt offensive tackle...
Via Sports Mockery
April 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Five Breakout Performers from FSU Spring Game

Anticipation for the 2015 season is building for Florida State after an exciting spring game on Saturday. The Gold team managed to take down the Garnet 38-17, but for a number of players on both sides, the intrasquad contest served as an opportunity to make a name for themselves. Here is a look at five players who had breakout performances on Saturday: Lorenzo Featherston, DE At...
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April 12, 2015  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Draft, Cowboys, Dolphins, & Patriots

Draft Florida State DE Mario Edwards Jr said he has a private workout scheduled with the Panthers on Wednesday. Edwards met with the Cowboys last week. (Alex Marvez) Utah S Brian Blechen has private workouts with five teams scheduled including the Browns, Texans, Bengals, Lions, and Eagles. (Dane Brugler) Cowboys Cowboys QB Tony Romo mentioned that ... The post NFL Notes: Draft...
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April 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Who Will FSU Miss Most From 2014?

Spring practice is underway in Tallahassee as Florida State has the unenviable task of replacing its winningest senior class ever. The Seminoles not only lose seven senior starters on offense, but FSU also loses five players early to the NFL Draft with four coming on defense. The future remains bright for Florida State as the ‘Noles hope to build on three consecutive ACC crowns...
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March 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Observations of the Defensive Line and Linebackers at the NFL Scouting Combine

The offense left Indianapolis meaning the defense began their on-field drills on day three of the 2015 NFL Scouting Combine. The two groups that took the field on Sunday were the defensive line and linebackers. For Browns fans, these two positions should be of high interest because the team will most likely look to add a couple of these players in the draft. Luckily for the Browns...
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February 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Florida State Football: Defensive grade by position

Now that the 2014 college football season is officially over, it is time to look back and this time grade the Florida State football team position by position on defense. Defensive Line: The 2014 Florida State Seminoles defensive line did not perform up to par let alone up to their expectations. They were unable to generate any pass rush from the line, as they were ranked among one...
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January 18, 2015  |  Discuss

FSU DT Eddie Goldman declares for NFL Draft, foregoes senior year

Florida State junior defensive tackle Eddie Goldman became the latest Seminole to declare for the 2015 NFL Draft on Wednesday, as announced through the athletic department's official website. Goldman joins quarterback Jameis Winston, defensive end Mario Edwards Jr. as well as cornerbacks P.J. Williams and Ronald Darby as players leaving school early. The 6-foot-4, 320-pounder earned...
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January 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Florida State DE Mario Edwards Jr. headed to NFL draft

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Florida State defensive end Mario Edwards Jr. has announced he will enter the NFL draft. The 6-foot-3, 294-pound Edwards says he will not return for his senior season in a statement released from his new agency Thursday. Edwards says: "I truly hope that I will be lucky enough to have a successful NFL career, and do Florida State proud for years to come, as so...
Via AP on Fox
January 08, 2015  |  Discuss

FSU defensive end Mario Edwards Jr. entering NFL draft

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- Florida State defensive end Mario Edwards Jr. has announced he will enter the NFL draft.  The 6-foot-3, 294-pound Edwards says he will not return for his senior season in a statement released from his new agency Thursday. Edwards says: "I truly hope that I will be lucky enough to have a successful NFL career, and do Florida State proud for years to come...
Via AP on Fox
January 08, 2015  |  Discuss

FSU defensive end Mario Edwards Jr. entering NFL draft

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- Florida State defensive end Mario Edwards Jr. has announced he will enter the NFL draft.  The 6-foot-3, 294-pound Edwards says he will not return for his senior season in a statement released from his new agency Thursday. Edwards says: "I truly hope that I will be lucky enough to have a successful NFL career, and do Florida State proud for years to come...
Via Fox Sports Florida
January 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Five Things: FSU-Miami

A rivalry will be renewed on Saturday night as third-ranked Florida State takes on a Miami team playing its best football of the season. Florida State has had the better of Miami in recent years, winning the last four meetings and seven of the last nine. #3 FSU outscored seventh-ranked Miami 20-0 in the second half of last season’s game in Tallahassee to run away with a 41-14 victory...
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November 13, 2014  |  Discuss

FSU Football Player of the Week: Mario Edwards Jr.

Despite a career-high 13 receptions from wide receiver Rashad Greene on Saturday night, the Florida State Football Player of the Week for Week 11 goes to junior defensive end Mario Edwards Jr. for his performance in Saturday’s 34-20 win over Virginia. Prior to Saturday, Edwards had not lived to his preseason All-American hype, but was a man on a mission in the Seminoles’ homecoming...
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November 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Game Balls: FSU-Virginia

It again was not pretty, but Florida State overcame an early turnover bug to top Virginia 34-20 and improve to 9-0 on the year. FSU can clinch a third straight trip to the ACC Championship with wins in either of its next two games following Saturday’s victory. Saturday night was not the Seminoles’ most promising performance, but Florida State remains one of three remaining undefeated...
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November 09, 2014  |  Discuss

FSU Defense Looks to Build on Strong Effort

After yielding the fewest points-per-game in the country in 2013, the defending national champion Florida State Seminoles have had an adventurous season early on in 2014. On defense, Florida State has been opportunistic, but the dominance that helped define the ‘Noles last season has simply not been there. On September 27th in Raleigh, a banged up Florida State defense that had...
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October 09, 2014  |  Discuss
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