A.J. Edds Selected in Fourth Round by Miami Dolphins

April 24, 2010

IOWA CITY, Iowa – – Outside linebacker A.J. Edds was selected in the fourth round of the 2010 NFL Draft, being taken by the Miami Dolphins as the 119th player selected.

Edds became the fifth Hawkeye player selected in the draft, matching Iowa’s total in the 2002, 2003 and 2004 drafts. For the first time ever, four Hawkeyes were taken in the first three rounds of the 2010 draft. Through four rounds, only Florida (eight), Southern Cal (six) and Texas (six) had more players selected than Iowa.

Edds is a native of Greenwood, IN, where he attended Greenwood Community HS. HE made an immediate impact on the Iowa program, stepping on the field for the Hawkeye defense as a true freshman. He ranks 43rd in career tackles with 226 stops. As a senior he ranked among Big Ten conference leaders in interceptions, with the final theft of his career helping Iowa close out the fourth period in the 24-14 win over Georgia Tech in the 2010 FedEx Orange Bowl.

Edds earned honorable mention all-America recognition this past season (College Football Insiders) and was second team all-Big Ten. He earned the Forest Evashevski Scholastic Achievement Award and was named a permanent team captain. He earned academic all-Big Ten recognition for the third time and participated in the Senior Bowl to conclude his college playing career.

Edds started the final 39 games of his Hawkeye career. As a senior he ranked fourth on the team with 78 tackles and he was second with five interceptions. He had a career-high 11 tackles twice and a career-best seven solo tackles in an overtime loss at Ohio State in his final season.

Prior to the selection of Edds, OL Bryan Bulaga was a first round selection of the Green Bay Packers, LB Pat Angerer was taken in the second round by Indianapolis, CB Amari Spievey was taken in the third round by Detroit and the Kansas City Chiefs selected TE Tony Moeaki in the third round.

2010 NFL Draft
Round 1 Bryan Bulaga Green Bay Offensive line
Round 2 Pat Angerer Indianapolis Linebacker
Round 3 Amari Spievey Detroit Defensive back
Round 3 Tony Moeaki Kansas City Tight end
Round 4 A.J. Edds Miami Linebacker
2009 NFL Draft
Round 3 Shonn Greene New York Jets Running back
Round 3 Bradley Fletcher St. Louis Defensive back
Round 4 Seth Olsen Denver Offensive line
Round 6 Brandon Myers Oakland Tight end
2008 NFL Draft
Round 3 Charles Godfrey Carolina Defensive back
Round 4 Kenny Iwebema Arizona Defensive end
Round 6 Mike Humpal Pittsburgh Linebacker
2007 NFL Draft
Round 3 Marshal Yanda Baltimore Offensive line
Round 4 Scott Chandler San Diego Tight end
Round 7 Mike Elgin New England Offensive line
2006 NFL Draft
Round 1 Chad Greenway Minnesota Linebacker
Round 3 Abdul Hodge Green Bay Linebacker
2005 NFL Draft
Round 2 Matt Roth Miami Defensive end
Round 2 Jonathan Babineaux Atlanta Defensive line
Round 4 Sean Considine Philadelphia Defensive back
Round 6 Tony Jackson Seattle Tight end
Round 6 Pete McMahon Oakland Offensive line
2004 NFL Draft
Round 1 Robert Gallery Oakland Offensive line
Round 2 Bob Sanders Indianapolis Defensive back
Round 3 Nate Kaeding San Diego Place kicker
Round 7 Jared Clauss Tennessee Defensive line
Round 7 Erik Jensen St. Louis Tight end
2003 NFL Draft
Round 1 Dallas Clark Indianapolis Tight end
Round 2 Eric Steinbach Cincinnati Offensive line
Round 2 Bruce Nelson Carolina Center
Round 5 Derek Pagel New York Jets Defensive back
Round 5 Ben Sobieski Buffalo Offensive line
2002 NFL Draft
Round 2 Ladell Betts Washington Running back
Round 5 Aaron Kampman Green Bay Defensive line
Round 6 Kahlil Hill Atlanta Wide receiver
2001 NFL Draft
Round 6 Kevin Kasper Denver Wide receiver
2000 NFL Draft
Round 5 Austin Wheatley New Orleans Tight end
Round 6 Matt Bowen St. Louis Defensive back