Oakland Raiders Draft Mario Edwards: JBB Staff Reaction

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Jan 6, 2014; Pasadena, CA, USA; Florida State Seminoles defensive end Mario Edwards Jr. (15) tackles Auburn Tigers quarterback Nick Marshall (14) during the first half of the 2014 BCS National Championship game at the Rose Bowl. Mandatory Credit: Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports

JP Scott (Staff Writer)

Edwards was a safe, smart pick — something Raider Nation should slowly start becoming more accustomed to with Reggie McKenzie calling the shots. He’s a big, physical end with a quick burst off the line that will help him disrupt the pocket.

He’s also big enough to slide inside and be effective against the run. He reminds me a little of a young Richard Seymour. I also like that he’s from Florida State, as Seminole players have been transitioning to the next level with ease over the past few years.