ROCHESTER, N.Y. – Earnest Edwards put up all the numbers and performed well at a private pro day with a blistering 40 yard dash time of 4.41.
It was all up to the 32 NFL teams to decide whether they liked what they saw from the Maine wide receiver to take him in this year’s draft. Edwards didn’t hear his name called, but he did land with a team.
Edwards is headed out to Orono west, that is sunny Los Angeles he will be joining up with former teammate, Jamil Demby, who is an offensive lineman for the Rams and former offensive coordinator, Liam Coen, who is an offensive assistant under Sean McVay.
For the speedy wide out, Saturday night was a dream come true.
“Seeing my mom cry gave me some tears in my eyes because I know without here and my pops, Damon, and just my whole family I wouldn’t be the man I am now and then first and foremost I got to thank god because without him none of this would be possible,” Edwards said.
“Electric Earnie,” was one of the top playmakers in FCS football last year, he earned six all-american honors and multiple CAA postseason all-conference awards as a wide receiver and kick returner.
He finished up as Maine’s all-time leader in kick return yards with 2,311 and kick return touchdowns with six. As a receiver, he set Maine’s all-time mark with a school record 2,641 yards. The numbers don’t lie and his teammates will tell you, FCS football was Edward’s playground.
“As soon as he came in I think it was my junior year I mean as soon as he came in he was making plays like everyone knew he was very special and he continued to do it and for you to throw up a touchdown sign. The passes he threw on trick plays I mean it was ridiculous the things he was doing,” Demby said
Edwards said he chose the Rams over several other teams and that he knew he was most likely going to land in LA once the fifth round of the NFL Draft passed.
He added the Rams will be sending him the playbook in the next few weeks.