Michigan’s Donovan Edwards is a force on the football field, showcasing an obvious skillset that sets him apart compared to the average college football running back. While he may not even be starting for Michigan this year, thanks to star running back Blake Corum, he has the agility and hands of an elite pass catcher from the running back position.
Where Edwards shines is that he adds a different dimension than Corum in the passing game. He has averaged 12.2 yards per reception, according to Pro Football reference. He is as good as a receiver at the running back position to come out in recent memory.
At 6’1″ and weighing 209 lbs, Edwards has all the size needed for the modern NFL running back. He is a pseudo-wide receiver who can legitimately win when lined up outside. He has great burst and is a true home-run threat every time he touches the ball.
Beyond these attributes, Edwards’ tenacity to power through contact and gain yards after the hit highlights contact balance and lower body strength. Here are three NFL comparisons for Michigan’s Donovan Edwards.