Detroit Lions: 8 options for replacing safety Glover Quin
Day Three: Mike Edwards, Kentucky
Edwards is a guy who will probably be a mid day three pick in round five or six. He would offer the Lions solid, dependable depth, but would not immediately challenge for a starting job.
While at Kentucky he managed to compile 82 total tackles, one forced fumble, two interceptions, and six passes defensed his senior year. In his four years at Kentucky he was a terror for opposing offenses.
TDN’s Jon Ledyard writes that:
"“Edwards never missed a game for the Wildcats, playing in 51 and starting 44 consecutive contests while showing the smarts, toughness and versatility to lead the defense in a variety of ways… I think he could be a solid starter for certain NFL teams, but there may also be some matchups that don’t exactly play to his strengths.”"
Drafting Edwards mid/late day three would be a good move for the Lions. It would provide them with some good depth and a player who could be developed into an eventual starter.
No matter what the Lions decide to do I think that Walker will be a big part of their plans. He will likely be the starting free safety with the Lions drafting a day three safety as a project pick and signing a player like Tre Boston for a fair amount and being able to deploy deadly two and three safety looks and giving them great depth.
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