The 6-foot-3, 280-pounder was selected 35th overall by Oakland in the 2015 NFL Draft. He played three seasons at Florida State, appearing in 36 games with 26 starts. Edwards Jr. totaled 89 tackles (52 solo), eight sacks, seven passes defensed, three forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries, helping the Seminoles win the 2013 BCS National Championship.
Edwards Jr. was named to the All-ACC First Team as a junior in 2014, setting a career high with 44 tackles (25 solo), including 11 tackles for loss. He was also named the ACC Defensive Lineman of the Week twice last season.