Sept. 24, 2011; Norman, OK, USA; Oklahoma Sooners wide receiver Jaz Reynolds (16) jumps for reception against Mossouri defender Kip Edwards (1) during the third quarter at Oklahoma Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Richard A. Rowe-USA TODAY Sports

Player Profile: Kip Edwards and the Buffalo Bills

With the Buffalo Bills possibly moving Aaron Williams to fill the void that George Wilson left, even though it really isn’t that big of one, and I personally think that Da’Norris Searcy is capable of filling it, the Buffalo Bills added Kip Edwards CB out of Missouri with the 16 undrafted free agents.

Edwards is 6′ and 193 lbs.  He has good size for a corner back.  As for his collegiate career, He was able to play most of the games during his first couple of years as well as his freshman years.  In his freshman year as a red-shirt, he played in 13 games as a reserve ad was able to get 20 tackles, 1 interception, and 2 pass breakups.  In his 2nd year he recorded 36 tackles, five for a loss and 1 interception.  Kip missed his first 2 of 3 games in his junior year with a hamstring injury but was able to play in 11 games and come away with 55 tackles, 1 interception and 2 forced fumbles.  Edwards started every game in his senior season and as able to come away with 2 interceptions and 5 pass breakups.

Edwards has decent speed running a 4.56 40 yard dash.  His comparison based on the NFL is Jalil Brown.

The NFL has this breakdown for him…

Edwards escaped the notice of Texas schools despite being an all-state pick as a high school senior out of Arlington, and didn’t start until his junior year with the Tigers. His size on the outside is coveted by NFL defensive coaches, however, and his strong performances late in his career won’t be overlooked – especially if proves throughout 2012 that he has the quickness and speed to handle pro receivers.

Buffalo’s defense last year struggled across the board.  With the Buffalo Bills bringing in almost half of their picks including the undrafted 16 on the defensive side of the ball, most of them coming for the back 7, they are showing that one competition will be evident at every position as well as a need to secure the back 7.  This can also be seen with the Sheppard Hughes traded that happened a bit ago as well.

Lets see if the defense improves.

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