After being drafted as the 36th pick in the third round of the NFL Draft, former Kentucky defensive back Mike Edwards is getting ready to step into his role with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
On Saturday, Edwards hit the practice field and talked to reporters about adjusting to life as a pro athlete, and how playing in the SEC prepared him for the wear and tear of the pro game.
Video: Bucs rookie safety Mike Edwards talks about how playing in the SEC put him up against talented players to prepare for NFL. pic.twitter.com/u0bOCQDChf
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Edwards never missed a start during his time for Kentucky, as he managed to play in 51 straight games. New head coach of the Buccaneers Bruce Arians also talked to the press about how Edwards will fit with the team this season. He suggested that Edwards will play the “nickel” position and be on the field in situations where they will need five or six defensive backs on the field.
Last season Tampa Bay finished 31st in the league in points allowed and 26th in passing yards allowed per game. Edwards will get a chance to contribute and make a name for himself very quickly.
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