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25. Eddie Edwards

Eddie Edwards was a beast at the University of Miami, where some considered him the best player on the team.  The Cincinnati Bengals believed that, and they chose him with their Third Overall Pick in 1977.

Was Edwards worth that high a pick?  In terms of tenure, he was.  Edwards played his entire career with Cincinnati (1977-88), where he was an All-Rookie at Defensive Tackle.  This was the position he played for his first three seasons before he was shifted to Defensive End, where he was slotted for the rest of his career. 

Edwards was never a Pro Bowler but was at one time was the Bengals all-time leader in Sacks with 47.5.  That was his official number, as with Sacks becoming an official stat in 1982, he is not credited with the 83.5 he actually had.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Defensive End, Defensive Tackle
  • Acquired: Selected in the 1st Round, 3rd Overall in the NFL Draft 5/3/77.
  • Departed:

    Retired after the 1988 Season.

  • Games Played: 170
  • Notable Statistics:

    158 Games Started
    1 Interception
    2 Interception Return Yards
    17 Fumble Recoveries
    1 Fumble Recovery Yard
    1 Fumble Recovery Touchdown
    47.5 Quarterback Sacks*
    74 Approximate Value

    *Sacks were not a stat until the 1982 Season but were unofficially calculated by Pro Football Reference from 1960 to 1981.

  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    All-Rookie (1977)

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