Jake Steinberg, TheJetsBlog.com
I’ve learned, per source, the Jets are bringing in several wide receivers to workout Monday morning. One of them is going to sign on the spot. As of right now we have one confirmed name: WR Nick Edwards from Eastern Washington.
Here is what we know about Nick via Tony Pauline from NFL Draft Insider.
Bio: Former walk-on who started his first three seasons at Eastern Washington before struggling with a knee injury throughout his senior campaign. Totals last year included 37 receptions/436 yards/4 TDs. All-America and all-Conference recipient as a junior after posting career numbers of 95/1250/19. Sophomore totals included 57/614/7.
Nice-sized receiver who displayed NFL skills prior to his injury last season. Quickly releases off the line into pass routes, comes back to the ball out of breaks, and extends his hands, offering the quarterback a target. Looks the pass into his hands, easily adjusts to catch errant throws in stride, and effectively tracks deep passes. Consistent hand catcher who displays focus and consistently makes the reception away from his frame. Fights to come away with the ball in a crowd. Gives effort blocking.
After signing with the Minnesota Vikings right after the draft as an UDFA, Edwards was released on May 6th, shortly after rookie minicamp.
Edwards, who is represented by one of the best agents in the game, Donte Robinson of Elite Sports Agency, has the size and speed to be a force in the NFL. It definitely wouldn’t surprise me to see him be the one to sign.
I’ll keep you posted if I get word of any others working out. Could one of them be Braylon? I’m not sure, but I did hear Idzik likes him, so definitely stay tuned.
The Jets have 90 players on the roster, which means one player will need to be released on Monday.
In the meantime, check out this ridiculous highlight tape of Nick below: