What may concern you: As good as Edwards is between the tackles, he seems to lack the overall ability to make a lot of things happen in the open field. You don't see the extra gear. You don't see his ability to run away from people once he gets to the second level. You don't see a gifted pass-catcher, like James. His production numbers were very good over the last few years but you have to consider the competition. Sure, great players can come from the state of New York but one must wonder how well his game will translate to the major college level considering the competition level he's played against in recent years.
Bottom Line: Miami missed out on its top running back prospect this year, and it was a kid who lived an hour from the campus and who had been committed for several months. That's a tough loss, no matter how you shake it. Edwards, however, was not a last minute replacement and that's an encouraging sign here. He's a kid who the Hurricanes offered a scholarship to back in May, even when Collins was firmly committed. He's a kid they wanted in this class, regardless of what happened with Collins. He's a kid who has a chance to play a key role as early as this coming season, and he's talented enough to come in and compete and help this team in certain situations.