4. Mike Edwards, DB, UK
The Cincinnati product offers versatility in the second-round, as he could probably give the Browns reps at strong safety, as well as the nickel cornerback spot.
In 44 career starts with Kentucky, Edwards recorded 317 tackles, including 21 1/2 for a loss. He also logged 10 interceptions while forcing two fumbles.
He missed the combine after breaking his thumb in the Senior Bowl.
Drafting Edwards 49th would afford the Browns the opportunity to try Edwards at different spots in the secondary while trying to find the best fit. He can be excellent in stopping the run, which makes him look a fit at strong safety, but at times, he can miss his mark. Some scouting websites brought into question his ability to tackle.
Or, there’s the aforementioned slot position. The Browns’ actions in free agency indicate they’d like to better themselves at the spot after they looked into Denver corner Bradley Roby.
Some mocks have Edwards going in the third round, while others have him tabbed for day two.
At 5-foot-10, Edwards is undersized, but his game is intriguing enough that he would warrant being taken 49th. For what it’s worth, the Steelers may also be interested.