April 21, 2015 - Aaron Wilson
Florida State defensive lineman Mario Edwards Jr. visiting Jets today
Florida State defensive lineman Mario Edwards Jr., is visiting the New York Jets today.
Edwards also has visits with the Dallas Cowboys, Detroit Lions , Carolina Panthers, Seattle Seahawks, San Francisco 49ers, Chicago Bears, New England Patriots and the Houston Texans, among other NFL teams.
Edwards is regarded as a rising draft prospect.Edwards ran the 40-yard dash in 4.84 seconds at the NFL scouting combine where he also bench pressed 225 pounds 32 times and had a 32.5-inch vertical leap.
He had 89 career tackles, eight sacks and 23 tackles for losses.
Edwards drew praise for his performance at the Seminoles' Pro Day workout.
The 6-foot-3, 279-pounder has 33 1/4 arms and 10 7/8 hands.
He started 13 games last season and was named first-team All-Atlantic Coast Conference. He missed one game following a concussion. He had 44 tackles and three sacks.
He was third-team all-conference in 2013 when he missed two games with a hand injury. He had 3.5 sacks that season.
Edwards was the only true freshman to start on defense in 2012, replacing Tank Carradine.
Edwards was the top-ranked high school prospect in high school.
His father, Mario Edwards Sr., was a standout cornerback at Florida State who played five seasons in the NFL after being drafted by the Cowboys in 2000.Follow me on Twitter: @RavensInsider Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun