Bills Select Stanford QB Trent Edwards in Round 3


No. 92

Profile: NFL Draft Countdown

Trent Edwards
Quarterback
Stanford

With their third and final pick on the first day of the 2007 NFL Draft (#92 overall), the Buffalo Bills selected Stanford QB Trent Edwards. This pick is a bit surprising in the sense that the team's need at QB is minimal; J.P. Losman emerged last season and has a lock on the starting job, and Craig Nall has promise as a backup. Despite the lack of need at QB, I really, really like this pick, for a variety of reasons.

First thing's first: this guy is the prototypical NFL quarterback. He's got great size (6'4", 231) and is very agile - he runs a 4.71 40-yard dash. He never had a good supporting cast at Stanford and much like Jay Cutler last year played on a bunch of terrible teams. But this guy has a good arm, he works hard and he's a smart, high-character individual.

This gives the Bills some options at QB heading into the future. It will take a minimum of two years to develop a guy like Edwards. Keep in mind also that as good as Losman performed in the second half of last season, he was not brought in by this regime. Losman, while displaying great promise, has not proven himself as a winner at this level yet. Drafting Edwards allows the Bills to develop him while letting Losman run the offense - if J.P. becomes a star, the Bills will have a good young QB to use as trade bait (a la Matt Schaub); if Losman falters, they have a QB with 2 years in their system to step in.

Very interesting pick, and one that I don't think any Bills fan could have seen coming. But I love Edwards as a prospect and think he has a bright future. Please leave your comments on Edwards below.

That's a wrap on Day One here at Buffalo Rumblings. I'll be back early tomorrow morning with interviews from SB Nation's Cal and PSU bloggers in regards to Lynch and Posluszny! Very valuable information here - you won't want to miss it!

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

Join Buffalo Rumblings

You must be a member of Buffalo Rumblings to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Buffalo Rumblings. You should read them.

Join Buffalo Rumblings

You must be a member of Buffalo Rumblings to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Buffalo Rumblings. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9341_tracker