Edwards managed just one senior game in 2020, which was cut short in the second quarter against Geelong when he collided with teammate Brad Sheppard in a marking contest.
"He's still got a lot of developing within himself, but you see the way he reads the game, he's going to be a pretty special player. Any key-position player who is 200cm is a real asset to your footy club," Sheppard said of Edwards.
"He's learning from the best and he's really like a sponge out there. Hopefully, he gets his opportunity again this year. He's still dirty with me after I knocked him out in his debut game."