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Edwards' passion, work ethic make him No. 1

Updated: April 22, 2005, 10:54 AM ET
By Tom Friend | ESPN The Magazine

I'd draft the dead man's son before the policeman's son. I'd pick the player's son over the head coach's nephew. I'd think twice about the Miami kids, but I'd be all over the Auburn kids. I'd pay attention to strength, but more to the strength coach.

The NFL draft, if you do it right, is investigative reporting. It's seeing through the con and also the 40 time. It's not watching the athlete on the field, it's somehow following him home to see what he does off of it. It's more personality ...

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