Round 5 pick 169
University of Wisconsin offensive tackle David Edwards was the second of two offensive linemen selected in the 2019 NFL Draft. A versatile player, Edwards stands 6-foot-6 while weighing in at 308 pounds. Edwards was promoted to starting right guard on the offensive line after left guard Joseph Noteboom fell to injury. While a tackle at college, Edwards quickly learned how to play right guard in a trial-by-fire crash course.
He saw action in all 16 games in 2019, and started 10. His snap count of 690 was good enough for 62 percent of the offense. He was a true baller, playing like a veteran “in the zone” despite only his first season in the NFL. A likely best-player-available selection who became a position of great need due to injuries, Edwards was solid.
His performance did not go unheralded. Despite arriving from round six, Edwards 2019 PFF grade came in at 61.0, a solid score for any rookie. While that may start a parade from a day one selection, Edwards was a round six day three rookie. Getting 10 starts on the offensive line from him was a huge success for the Rams. Beyond that, the experience should place him in solid competition for 2020 starts as well.