Gus Edwards

Overall Rank
RB25
2023
Height
6' 1"
Weight
229 lbs
BMI
30.2
(56th)
Draft Pick
Undrafted
(2018)
College
Rutgers
Age
29.2
Best Comparable Player
Ty'Son Williams
Workout Metrics
4.57
58th
105.0
81st
120.2
59th
11.46
45th
17
28th
40-Yard Dash
Speed Score
Burst Score
Agility Score
Bench Press
26.4%
(58th)
College Dominator
4.3
(10th)
College YPC
6.5%
(46th)
College Target Share

Gus Edwards Bio

Gus Edwards is a running back for the Baltimore Ravens. Edwards was born in Monrovia, Liberia. He moved to the United States at the age of five. He attended Tottenville High School in Staten Island, New York. There, he earned a scholarship to the University of Miami. After a spotty tenure as a Miami Hurricane that saw him register 186 carries over the course of four seasons, Edwards transferred closer to his American home to join Rutgers University as a grad transfer. In his lone season as a Scarlet Knight, he traversed for 713 yards on 164 carries and scored six times while adding 13 receptions for 103 yards and another score through the air.

After going undrafted, Gus Edwards found a landing spot afterward with the Baltimore Ravens as an unstaffed free agent. He was waived during roster cutdowns in training camp but reverted to Baltimore’s practice squad after going unclaimed on waivers. He did not play a snap in Baltimore's first five games of the 2018 season but eventually got his chance in Week 6. Edwards took off in Week 11 of that season, which coincided with the Ravens’ decision to transition to Lamar Jackson at quarterback. Edwards showed he was not just a capable NFL running back, but a great fit as Lamar Jackson's running mate. In Baltimore’s final seven games that season, Edwards flashed his 4.57 40-yard dash speed and 105 speed score, totaling 654 yards on the ground and scored twice while churning off a robust 5.3 yards per clip. He averaged 11.6 fantasy points per game as a starter to end Baltimore's 2018 season, a mark that would've placed him as the RB22 on a per-game basis.

In that stretch, Gus Edwards cemented his place as an NFL running back. Edwards has averaged 5.2 yards per carry in his three NFL seasons. The Ravens took notice of Edwards' success in training camp of the 2021 season, rewarding him with a two-year contract extension worth $9 million that guaranteed him $3.75 million. Edwards was lucky to secure the bag when he did. Days after starter JK Dobbins tore his ACL, Edwards, unfortunately, followed suit. He was forced to miss the season along with Dobbins. He likely would've beat his ADP of the RB29 should he have gotten the chance. Hopefully, Edwards makes use of the extended rehab time to hit the ground running in 2022.