How Bryan Edwards Could Be A Starting WR for Raiders By 2021
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Raiders WR Bryan Edwards Dynasty Rookie Analysis
- Draft Position: 3.81 | School: South Carolina
- Height: 6’3” | Weight: 212 pounds
- 2020 Age: 22 | Class: Senior
- Recruitment Stars: 4
Like former teammate Deebo Samuel, Edwards never had a truly dominant seasons for the Gamecocks, but he’s a four-year SEC starter who had a small breakout as a freshman and then consistently produced in his three final seasons.
- 2017 (13 games): 64-793-5 receiving on 106 targets
- 2018 (13 games): 55-846-7 receiving on 94 targets
- 2019 (10 games): 71-816-6 receiving on 111 targets
A lot of his production came on screens, so he might not be an NFL-ready player, and he struggled to win consistently in one-on-one matchups. But he’s a big-bodied physical receiver, and even though he didn’t work out at the combine, he had a 4.53-second 40 as a recruit at 209 pounds, so he’s probably athletic enough.
He might not play much as a rookie, but Zay Jones is in the final year of his contract, and the Raiders could easily part ways with Tyrell Williams after the seasons, which means that in 2021, Edwards could be a starting receiver for the Raiders alongside the first-rounder Ruggs and slot man Hunter Renfrow.
NFL Prospect Comp: Brandon LaFell but significantly younger
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Matthew Freedman is the Editor-in-Chief of FantasyLabs, part of The Action Network.