Trent Edwards landed at Stanford and big time expectations came along with him. He was one of the elite QB recruits in the country and decided to try and help the Cardinal improve their football program. While he has gotten better every year, that just has not happened. He became a starter as a sophomore, and threw for 1,718 yards while completing just over 54% of his passes with nine TD’s and 11 picks on the year. As a junior he started to put things together, throwing for 1,924 yards, while completing almost 63% of his passes for 17 touchdowns and just seven interceptions. A foot injury cut short Edwards’ senior season. In just seven games, he threw for 1,027 yards, while completing just over 60% of his passes for six touchdowns and six picks.
Edwards is a talented pocket passer. He has good size, and shows the ability to stand in the pocket and move the football. He has the toughness to sit in the pocket and take a hit, and the accuracy to deliver a strike all over the field. He is an intelligent passer that has become very efficient with more experience. He also shows the athleticism to avoid the rush in the pocket and make throws on the run. Edwards has gotten better every year in college and has a lot of upside that has not been reached yet.
Edwards just does not know what winning feels like. Stanford has been terrible, and he has not had the chance to routinely know what its like to taste victory. He takes a beating on a regular basis, and gets back up. He has done a lot with a little, but if he has what it takes to win is in question.
Trent Edwards is an intriguing prospect. He has flown under the radar because Stanford has been so bad, but he has the skills and the toughness to project to the next level. He constantly takes a beating for the Cardinal, but that endears him to scouts. Then things get tough in the NFL, he will know how to handle it. He is a player on the rise, and may be the third QB selected in the draft, as high as the second round.