Eddie can play multiple positions in your defensive back field depending on the
defense. He is an excellent zone safety with cover skills to play cornerback in
the red zone and cover those big pass catching tight ends and big slot
receivers. Eddie might have the best technical cover skills in this entire class
of defensive backs. He can be used close to the line of scrimmage or in a single
zone safety situation because he is a good tackler and has excellent overall
speed. He is an excellent communicator and a coach on the field with solid
leadership skills through his study of opponent’s offense. Eddie will give the
team that selects him a smart returner who can gain good yardage on most kicks
or punts and has the long speed to take it too the house. What you see is what
you get with Eddie. He is a mistake free defensive back who prides himself in
taking advantage of mistake prone offenses.
Eddie is a good tackler but he sometimes has a bad habit of not securing the
tackler while trying to strip the ball. When he comes from a deep safety
position to support the run he sometimes takes poor angles and this puts him in
position to make the last tackle of defense. Eddie is coming off a broken leg
and is not able to work out before the draft and this will affect his draft
Eddie is a smart, talent defensive back with leadership skills, return skills
and mature coverage techniques that most corner backs in this draft do not have.
He has good long speed and has the hands to intercept passes with the best
defensive backs in this draft. So why isn’t he considered by the “experts” as a
top defensive back in this draft? Simple, it’s that old saying…out of sight…out
of mind. Eddie can’t work out before the draft.