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UK Wildcats Football: Mike Edwards skips 2018 NFL Draft and returns for senior season

Huge news as UK gets its All-SEC safety back for his senior season.

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Kentucky Wildcats junior safety Mike Williams has decided to return for his senior season and bypass the 2018 NFL Draft.

Edwards, a native of Cincinnati, led Kentucky with 7.5 tackles per game this past season, tied for ninth in the SEC. He also had a team-high four interceptions and six pass breakups this year. Edwards started all 13 games for Kentucky this season, and he quietly became one of the best defensive backs in the SEC.

Edwards came to Lexington with a solid pedigree. He was a four-star recruit according to Scout from the state of Ohio. He was the number 14 recruit from his state and the 29th best safety in the nation. He is a graduate of Ohio high school power Winton Woods.

Edwards accolades continued in Lexington. He was a Second Team All-SEC selection (AP) and Third Team All-SEC selection (Athlon) as a sophomore.He joins All-SEC performer Josh Allen as potential NFL prospects to return to UK for their senior season.

At one point, it appeared both Allen and Edwards could be leaving for the NFL, so seeing them both return is a major win for UK Football, which suddenly has a very promising defense for the 2018 season.

In case you needed any more reason to get excited, check out his big game in the monster upset over Louisville back in 2016:

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