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Bears Work Out Kent State QB Julian Edelman

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Despite the trade to bring in Jay Cutler, the Bears continue to look at young Qb’s, as Monday the team did bring in Julian Edelman from Kent State. Even though he’s a QB, he can also run the wildcat, so the Bears may look at him in doing other things than just throwing. Edelman is the second quarterback in Kent State history to pass for 1,000 yards and rush for 1,000 yards in the same season.

Here is his profile from

2009 NFL Draft Prospect Scouting Report:

Julian Edelman, QB, Kent St.

The Redwood City, California product began his college career at the College of San Mateo California in 2005. He transferred to Kent State in the spring of 2006 where he was named the starter before the season opened. That year he started every game, except the one against Virginia Tech (injury), passing for 1,859 yards with 10 TD. Edelman was named to the Second Team All MAC squad and was also named the league’s Offensive Player of the Year. Beginning his 2007 with a bang, his season was ended with a broken arm on October 20th against Bolling Green. Edelman had passed for 1,318 yards on 98-189 completions (52%)and a 7-9 TD-INT ratio before being knocked out by the injury.

Edelman is a bright QB with a somewhat powerful arm. He throws a very catchable ball at the mid-to-intermediate areas. Elusive, Edelman moves well in the pocket and also boasts a good command of the huddle. He is a natural leader. He is also short and will have trouble seeing the whole field. He is just not a great athlete and his accuracy has been spotty at best. Watch out because he is injury prone as well.

On paper, Edelman has no business being selected in the NFL Draft. Nevertheless, he has the intangibles to make a run at the seventh round. With a good season (and even a great workout day) he could hear his name called in the later stages of the Draft. Even if he is not drafted, Edelman surely will be viewed as a good free agent candidate; another “camp arm” if you wish.

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