2010 NFL Draft: Miami Trades Up to No. 119 for Iowa's A.J. Edds

B.Senior Analyst IApril 24, 2010

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - MARCH 1: Linebacker A.J. Edds of Iowa runs in practice drills during the NFL Scouting Combine presented by Under Armour at Lucas Oil Stadium on March 1, 2010 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Scott Boehm/Getty Images)
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With their fourth-round pick (No. 119) in the 2010 NFL draft, the Miami Dolphins selected another Iowa Hawkeye.   

The Dolphins traded their No. 126 to the Cowboys to move up to No. 119 to get Iowa's outside linebacker A.J. Edds.

Don't be fooled by the fact that he looks like a young Dr. Emmett Brown from the movie Back to the Future . Edds is athletic and intelligent linebacker who had more than a few NFL teams foaming at the mouth for a chance to pick him up.

Edds is a run-stuffing, pass-intercepting machine. At 6-foot-3 and 246 pounds, the second-team all-Big Ten selection can jam running backs and hold up tight ends. 

Along with Pat Angerer, who was drafted by the Indianapolis Colts, Edds was part of a linebacker corps at Iowa that combined for 312 tackles. 

In his 13 games this past season, he totaled 77 tackles (four for a loss), five interceptions and four pass breakups. He totaled seven career interceptions at Iowa. 

Adding to his football credentials, during his Senior Bowl outing, he helped the North to victory with an interception and a fumble recovery.

Edds was also an Academic All-America his last three seasons while serving as defensive captain for the Hawkeyes.

The 2010 NFL Draft has been kind to the Iowa Hawkeyes. Edds today became the fifth Iowa player selected in this year's draft.  

Teammates Bryan Bulaga (No. 23) , Angerer (No. 63) , Amari Spievey (No. 66) , and Tony Moeaki (No. 93) were all drafted prior to Edds.