"It didn't take any convincing him," Freddy Simon said. "He said he would do anything to help the team."
Edwards has embraced the challenges that come with learning and being prepared for multiple roles within the offense.
"I'm playing so many positions, so I'm just working hard to see what I can get better at," Edwards said. "I love it. The biggest transition is going to get the ball from the quarterback instead of starting with it."
Edwards is most pleased to be back at receiver, where he can use his size and speed to outplay defenders for the ball.
"The corners are not that big in AA," he said.
The coaching staff pointed to examples like former Michigan star quarterback Denard Robinson, who was drafted by the Jacksonville Jaguars to fill myriad roles in an NFL offense.
"I think I'm best when I can get in the open field," Edwards said.
Bluefield is counting on that.
The Beavers have just one returnee on the offensive line and their offensive coordinator said a focus through practice has been finding linemen who can "get people out of the way for our speed to get going."
That includes the team's primary OW.
"He'll be at QB, running back, receiver," Freddy Simon said. "Everywhere we can get him the ball."
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