"Adam Braidwood" is a Canada/Canadian professional Canadian football defensive end. He has spent the entirety of his so far short professional career with the Edmonton Eskimos of the Canadian Football League, having started with the team in 2006 CFL season/2006.

While attending Seaquam Secondary School in Delta, Braidwood got his start in major football competition when he attended Washington State University, making their football squad as a true freshman in 2002 (and making the conference all-freshman team). Over the course of his collegiate career, Braidwood recorded 13.5 sacks, 8.5 of which came in his senior year where he started all thirteen games and was among the top ten in the Pacific-10 conference in tackles. Braidwood passed by NFL scouts with little interest or regard, and as a result he was drafted first overall by the Edmonton Eskimos in the 2006 Canadian College Draft. Despite playing college football in the United States, as a Canadian-born player he is considered a non-import under CFL roster rules.

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We want to hit the quarterback as much as we can and give guys in the secondary a little break.

One of our biggest problems last year was not hitting the quarterback enough. It's a big focus to get to the quarterback every game and hit him as much as possible.

I suspected I would go in the top five from what I had been told, but didn't think I would go No. 1 overall. It was definitely a surprise, a good surprise.

I take a lot of responsibility for it. I'm going to go home and look in the mirror. I don't think, my last two games, I've played up to my potential.