Florida State defensive end Mario Edwards, Jr. plans to enter the NFL Draft, according to ESPN's Joe Schad.
Edwards, Jr. was one of the top recruits in the country in the class of 2012 and has been an excellent defender for the Seminoles for the last two years.
The 6'2.5, 277-pound Edwards is an excellent run defender with better agility than many would think given his size, but has never been, and has never profiled as an elite pass rusher. How much that will impact his draft stock in the NFL is yet to be determined. He does have unique athletic ability for his size, as he demonstrated in winning the National Championship over Auburn in 2013, fighting No. 2 overall pick Greg Robinson from a standing position and tracking down the speedy Nick Marshall.
In 2014, Edwards, Jr. battled a concussion and knee injury which limited his production and conditioning at times.
Edwards, Jr. is the second Seminole to declare or be reported to declare, joining P.J. Williams. Four other underclassmen are still considering their NFL options.