Put Your Pants On

May 10th, 2014
Bucs offensive lineman Kadeem Edwards talks pants.

Bucs offensive lineman Kadeem Edwards talks pants.

While on paper it seems the Bucs may have a steal in fifth-round-pick guard Kadeem Edwards, the native of Sanford won’t be blocking accountants or biologists in the NFL.

Edwards was named All-American at Division I-AA Tennessee State of the Ohio Valley Conference (same conference as Eastern Illinois and Jimmy Garoppolo). There, Edwards started four years.

“I am not afraid of anyone,” Edwards said about facing NFL talent from bigger schools. “They put their pants on just like I put my pants on. I am here to compete with the best.”

Still, even Edwards wondered how he would fare against the best his college peers had to offer. He learned at the Senior Bowl he could.

“The Senior Bowl helped me out a lot in the pro style tempo of practice and the competition level,” Edwards said. “[The game] slowed down for me. The Senior Bowl helped me out a lot.”

Per a player biography released by the Bucs, Edwards is adept as a cut and reach blocker and is quick off the snap often utilizing good leverage. Edwards has a physical attribute that NFL types like: a long reach.

Edwards and Garappolo were the only two players from the Ohio Valley Conference to play in the Senior Bowl. Edwards appears to be durable, making 41 starts out of 45 college games.

If given a preference, Edwards would love to run block.

“I love to run. I love to run,” Edwards said. “If you want to take a guy out of the game you do it on the first three plays of the game. You do that by being quicker.”

Edwards was an All-State player at Sanford-Seminole for a state champion.

7 Responses to “Put Your Pants On”

  1. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    We must have really liked this guy because just a couple of picks later we gave up two picks for Pamphile when we could have had Pamphile in Edwards’ slot!!!

  2. gatrbuc17 Says:

    Draft is going Exactly as I planned it. ( cept for the RB)
    Lovin IT!!!

  3. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    @ gatrbuc 17

    At least we’ve learned our lesson….no baseball players(Bo Jackson)….we are sticking with basketball players….safe!!!!

  4. dee Says:

    We just drafted herron

  5. Patrick McV Says:

    All offense . These guys plus some of the 19 we got in FA should get this team winning .

  6. gatrbuc17 Says:

    Yes I Love the former basketball player route. I see a Bunch of back shoulder throws that are gonna be unstoppable. If our OLine improves look at the weapons Glennon will have now. Joe certainly wont be able to bitch about us being the last place O. Course he wont give Glennon the credit when he gets in there with real weapons and a good Oline. He just wants to blame him when he was saddled to an inferior team

  7. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    Glennon has a lot to prove. You can’t blame any Bucs fan for being skeptical aftr all we’ve been thru.

    Don’t give props until props are earned.