32) Lonnie Edwards, senior OL, Texas Tech
When Tommy Tuberville looks for pieces that will allow him to run the ball more, one of the most key players on his chess board is a mauling guard whose career as a blocker will have come full circle.
Coming out of Brownsboro High School, Scout.com ranked Edwards as a four-star prospect and one of the top-20 guards in the country, following a season where Edwards put up 75 pancakes. That year, Brownsboro rushed for a whopping 3,343 yards, often barreling behind Edwards' expansive backside. But instead of inking with a run-first program out of high school, Edwards went the other direction, signing with pass-happy Texas Tech under the direction of mad bomber Mike Leach.
It didn't take the 320-pound Edwards long to get started. He appeared in six games as a redshirt freshman, then started 10 games as a left guard as a sophomore. As a junior, now under Tuberville, Edwards blossomed into arguably the Red Raiders' most dependable offensive lineman, starting all 13 games and earning All-Big 12 second-team honors.
Now, heading into his senior year, he'll be one of the keys toward Texas Tech making a successful transition from Air Raid to ground troops.
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