A.J. Edds entered the NFL via the 2010 draft.
Yet in many ways, his professional future hinged on the outcome of the 2014 draft.
Sidelined by injuries the past two seasons, the former Greenwood Community High School star was waiting to see if a potential suitor, the New York Jets, would fill its linebacker needs in the draft. Team officials had informed his agent that they would likely bring Edds in for a tryout if they came up empty in the draft.