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For the second straight year, the No. 1 player in the country is a defensive end and he's playing in the UA Game. Last year, it was Jadeveon Clowney. This year, it's Mario Edwards Jr. So who's better? It's tough to compare.
First thing with Mario is that he's already so big he might be moved to three technique early in his college career. They are different types of players.
Mario is farther along as a football player at this point in terms of using his tools and technique. Jadeveon was a lot longer and more athletic. Really, Jadeveon was a freak by all measurables. It's hard to believe you'll find too many more players like him.
-- Craig Haubert