BOONE, N.C. — The Panthers were among 10 NFL teams at Appalachian State's pro day Tuesday, there to see QB Armanti Edwards.
The Mountaineers star worked as both a quarterback and a receiver during the workouts, and caught punts on a windy Boone afternoon before meeting with reporters.
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He joked that the conditions weren't optimal for fielding punts against a high, gray sky, but as with most elements of the pre-draft process, Edwards was accommodating.
"Beggars can't be choosers," Edwards said several times about his multi-tasking.
Along with the Panthers, representatives from Kansas City, Buffalo, Washington, Detroit, Baltimore, Pittsburgh, Jacksonville, Philadelphia and Cleveland were here.
Edwards said he had four individual workouts scheduled the rest of the month, with the Jaguars Wednesday, Panthers Thursday, the Miami Dolphins on the 22nd and the Indianapolis Colts on the 30th.
Edwards said the Panthers had displayed "strong interest," saying he met with coach John Fox and position coach Tyke Tolbert at the scouting combine in Indianapolis earlier this month.
While everyone at ASU Tuesday was eager to see him do both sets of position drills, Edwards said he's getting different signals from different teams. Some are looking at him as a special teamer only, others as a receiver only, and others as an all-purpose athlete who might play some quarterback as well.
As for his individual numbers, Edwards measured at 5-foot-11, 182 pounds. His 40-yard dashes were in the mid-4.4-second range (teams keep their own stopwatch times). He also did 13 repetitions of the 225-pound bench press, and recorded a vertical leap of 34.5 inches.