Posted: 5/23/2020 9:13 pm UTC
Las Vegas Raiders WR Bryan Edwards figures to be the team's No. 4 option at receiver in 2020, according to Matt Harmon of Yahoo! Sports.
Huddle Up: Edwards will be competing with WRs Henry Ruggs III, Hunter Renfrow and Tyrell Williams, and TEs Darren Waller and Jason Witten for looks from QB Derek Carr. The 6-foot-3 third-round pick caught 71 passes for 816 yards and six touchdowns at South Carolina last year. He won't have much value in redraft leagues, but he's a good late-round option in dynasty.
Posted: 5/06/2020 1:47 am UTC
Las Vegas Raiders WR Bryan Edwards dealt with his fair share of injuries in college (a meniscus tear in November of 2019 as well as a concussion and sports hernia surgery in 2017), but that was hardly a detriment to head coach Jon Gruden, who was thrilled when the Raiders were able to select him in the third round of the 2020 NFL Draft.
'I was like a dog trying to get back in the house (trying to get general manager) Mike Mayock to pull the trigger on this. I was excited to get Edwards, you have no idea,' Gruden said.
Huddle Up: There doesn't appear to be much room for Edwards to contribute immediately with Tyrell Williams, first-round pick Henry Ruggs and slot Hunter Renfrow occupying the top three spots on the depth chart, but his time will come sooner than later. He is expected to be trained at the "X" and could conceivably make Williams a cut candidate in 2021 considering he will be due around $11 million at that time. Edwards is a strong second-round choice in rookie drafts.
Posted: 5/01/2020 12:44 pm UTC
Las Vegas Raiders third-round pick WR Bryan Edwards is known for breaking tackles and doesn't shy away from contact. Edwards is 6-foot-3 and 215 pounds, and general manager Mike Mayock envisions Edwards as the physical X receiver on the outside.
Huddle Up: Edwards has drawn comparisons to Larry Fitzgerald and Terrell Owens, but he might not pay huge dividends immediately. He has the skill set to be one of the better selections in the draft down the road. He's definitely a target in dynasty formats, but he's not much more than a WR5 flyer right now.