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Mike Edwards turning heads in Tampa Bay OTAs



Mike Edwards is off to a great start at his new job.

The former Kentucky safety, now a promising young professional with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, is making big plays in his first offseason season workouts in the NFL.  The Buccaneers’ website posts daily reports after each OTA workout, and Edwards is responsible for two of the “The Best Thing I Saw” plays in the first five days.

Edwards’ first big play came on Day 2 of OTAs when he batted down a pass on a blitz:


Rookie safety Mike Edwards was coming in on a blitz, never took his eyes off the quarterback and as soon as he went to throw, Edwards got UP and smacked the ball down. If this were the NBA, it would have been on a poster. The ball stood absolutely no chance and it was incredible to watch. []

Then on Day 4 of OTAs, he jumped the read and picked off a pass:


I feel like I probably shouldn’t be surprised anymore, but rookie safety Mike Edwards made a great read and jumped in front of an underneath route to nab himself an interception on the first field today. He was drafted for how smart of a player he is and he’s showing that very early on during his first couple of weeks with the team. []

Edwards is already getting time with the first team and is expected to be a serious contributor on Tampa Bay’s defense next fall.

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

4 Comments for Mike Edwards turning heads in Tampa Bay OTAs

  1. J-Dub421
    10:34 am May 23, 2019 Permalink

    I’m not surprised at all that Mike Edwards is crushing it.

  2. Underdog
    11:28 am May 23, 2019 Permalink

    Mike was easily our best defender not named Josh Allen.

    He was a worthy 2nd to 3rd round pick but oh no, didn’t get the love due to playing at UK.

  3. Thetruthshallsetbennyfree
    5:05 pm May 23, 2019 Permalink

    Edwards may go down as one of the most value per pick players in the NFL.

  4. notFromhere
    9:29 pm May 23, 2019 Permalink

    Awesome to see this! He did so much for the team and program last season. I hope it comes back to him 10x what he puts in