Scouting Report: Mario Edwards Jr.

Let's take a look at the scouting report on Raiders 2nd round pick (No. 35 overall) DE Mario Edwards Jr., according to NFL.com.

Strengths:

Scheme versatile. Can play base end or defensive tackle in a 4-3 (depending on weight) or as a 3-4 defensive end. Has thick bubble and legs. Comes off snap with decent power. Can brace and anchor at point of attack. Flashes upper-body strength to press and lock out tackles. Above-average closing burst as tackle. Strength to leverage and toss blockers when motivated.

**Weaknesses: 

The Oakland Raiders 10-man 2015 Draft Class arrived at the facility in preparation for this weekend's Rookie Mini-Camp.

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Scheme versatile. Can play base end or defensive tackle in a 4-3 (depending on weight) or as a 3-4 defensive end. Has thick bubble and legs. Comes off snap with decent power. Can brace and anchor at point of attack. Flashes upper-body strength to press and lock out tackles. Above-average closing burst as tackle. Strength to leverage and toss blockers when motivated.

NFL Comparison:

Jeoffrey Pagan

What General Manager Reggie McKenzie Said:

"Number one: Mario is a good football player. He's big, strong, physical, good feel for the game. His deal is he definitely can play the run and he can pressure the quarterback. He's not the speed rusher, but he is a good pass rusher, so we're expecting him to do a lot of things for us."

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