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2019 NFL Draft: Kentucky DB Mike Edwards selected by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers

The talented DB is heading down to Tampa.

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The final SEC pick of the night came from down in the Commonwealth.

Kentucky Wildcats defensive back Mike Edwards was selected with the 99th overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft. Edwards was picked by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who had previously taken Auburn Tigers defensive back Jamel Dean, giving them two DBs from the SEC. In fact, they’d taken three players from the SEC thus far, having used their 5th pick in the 1st round on LSU Tigers linebacker Devin White.

Edwards played 48 games at Kentucky in four seasons there, and was an extremely accomplished player. He picked up 317 tackles, 190 solo, and 21 TFL. He had 10 career INTs, 23 passes defended and two touchdowns. He had a career-best eight PD as a sophomore and, in addition to all that, had two forced fumbles and a fumble recovery in his career.

His versatility is considered a strength and could be a very strong contributor from the outset if he develops well under the learning tree in Tampa Bay.

Best of luck to Mike Edwards with the Bucs!