Texans, Rams To Host Athletic Edwards

Scout.com's NFL Draft Analyst Chris Steuber has learned that the Houston Texans and St. Louis Rams will host Appalachian State QB/WR Armanti Edwards next week. Find out the details inside.

The ascension that former West Virginia quarterback Pat White enjoyed during last year’s NFL Draft process landed him in the second round. And just like White, Appalachian State quarterback Armanti Edwards brings a similar skill set, and maybe even more versatility, to the field. But while White was selected in the second frame, Edwards brings even more value to an NFL team as he’s projected to be a fourth round draft pick.

Edwards compares to Pat White, but has even more versatility to his game.
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Even though Edwards isn’t projected to be a high-round selection, he’s had a hectic schedule this off-season. He’s had private workouts with the Carolina Panthers, Indianapolis Colts, Jacksonville Jaguars, Miami Dolphins and New England Patriots. He’s already visited the Atlanta Falcons, Denver Broncos and Washington Redskins. And, Scout.com has learned that Edwards will visit the Houston Texans on April 11th and 12th and the St. Louis Rams on April 13th and 14th.

A four-year starter for Appalachian State and the first two-time winner of the Walter Payton Award, Edwards had a prestigious career for the Mountaineers completing 65.1-percent of his passes for 10,392 yards, 74 touchdowns and 33 interceptions. Not only was Edwards dangerous throwing the ball, he also impacted the game with his natural athleticism and rushed for 4,631 yards and 56 touchdowns.

Edwards was invited to the NFL Scouting Combine, but was unable to work out due to a right hamstring injury. However, the 5-foot-10, 187-pound playmaker was ready to go a few weeks later at Appalachian State’s Pro Day on March 18th and underwent a full workout. He threw the ball, caught the ball and fielded punts from the Jugs machine during his outstanding showing in front of scouts, and ran a 4.41 in the 40, benched 225 pounds 13 times and posted a 34.5-inch vertical and a 10-foot-3-inch broad jump.

There are scouts that list Edwards as a quarterback, others list him as a wide receiver, but he’s currently the 16th rated quarterback listed on Scout.com’s 2010 NFL Draft Rankings.

A member of the Pro Football Writers of America and the Football Writers Association of America, Chris Steuber has provided his analysis of the NFL and NFL Draft prospects on the web and on the radio since 1999. Steuber’s features are published across the Scout.com network and on FoxSports.com. If you wish to contact Chris Steuber, email him at: csteuber@scout.com. You can also now follow Chris Steuber on Twitter.

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