What are the perks of having a brother who played in the NFL? We should ask Berkley Edwards, the younger brother of Braylon Edwards. While Braylon was tearing up the field at Bishop Gallagher High School in Detroit, Berkley is doing his work for the Chelsea Bulldogs.
This 5’9”, 189 pound running back doesn’t have his brother’s size, which is 6’3” and 212 pounds last time it was checked. Berkley is a 3-Star running back prospect and is getting national attention in recruiting.
The only issue I see is that he doesn’t have blazing speed for the next level, but his 4.52 40 isn’t bad by any stretch. His real asset will be his strength though. He doesn’t have great height, but he will bulk up when he meets whatever school he chooses strength coach. With ten or fifteen more pounds of muscle, he could be a force. If he can bulk up and keep the speed he has, he could put together quite the career with many broken tackles along the way.
He will have a few games on the schedule for him to showcase his talents I touched on above. Week one will be his first test as the Bulldogs will host the Jackson Lumen Christi Titans, a perennial power in Michigan at the division 5 level. Chelsea is double the size of their opponent, but the Titans always come ready to play.
The following week the Bulldogs will travel to face the East Lansing Trojans. The Trojans recorded a 20-7 victory. The Bulldogs had a tough time mounting offense last year, scoring only off of an interception returned for a touchdown. Edwards will be important to have a strong ground game to loosen up that tough Trojans’ pass defense, as they returned two picked off passes for touchdowns in that game.
The following week they will have to travel to face the Bedford Kicking Mules. Bedford has had a strong showing in past years and will be looking to shut down Edwards. Another important match-up will be against the Adrian Maples, another game on the road. Last year they beat up on the injured Maples 37-14 and are looking to do much of the same again this year.
The rest of the schedule isn’t as impressive and Edwards should have another solid year. That is important as he is being recruited by teams like Alabama Crimson Tide, Auburn Tigers, Michigan Wolverines and Notre Dame Fighting Irish.
He has also received official offers from California Golden Bears, Iowa Hawkeyes, and from many teams from the MAC.