Discussion in 'Raiders Discussion' started by Langlier, Apr 24, 2020.
Very solid WR. May develop to be our #2 across from Ruggs. Puts a lot of guys on notice.
I think this is the pick for when Williams leaves. This is a good player.
Muthafucka got some big fucking mitts
Freaky top level ball skills. Good route runner. Not fast. But big, strong and physical.
Solid after the catch for a 6-3 215 guy. Kinda a Courtland Simmons possession beast type.
We took the fast guys already this is your potential #2.
I didnt post much on him. Realistically I never thought a guy with a broken foot and injured knee who missed the final two games/senior bowl/combine would be on our radar.
A guy I liked a lot but did not think we would go there and skipped a major breakdown.
11. Bryan Edwards, South Carolina, 6-2. 212 pounds, N/A
Edwards missed the final two games of last season due to a knee injury and then broke his foot in February while training for the combine, so he may slip a little bit. His size and route-running ability have led to a popular comp to the Broncos’ Courtland Sutton, but Edwards may have more twitchiness than that. He uses his big body well but had a small issue with drops in college.
Bryan Edwards WR South Carolina
by Drew Boylhart • February 4, 2020
Bryan is the best blocking receiver in this draft class. He shows good speed and has those strong hands and body that make him a potential franchise receiver. He reminds me a lot of Hall of Fame and former Cowboys receiver Michael Ervin. He is a passionate teammate and is a dominating playmaker and shows leadership through his passion to make every play successful. He is the type of receiver who is open when he is not open. Bryan is very smart and can play any one of the receiver positions and because of his blocking could also be valuable around the goal line when his number is not called. There is not a play that Bryan isn’t working hard on. He has excellent balance and a BIG catch radius going high or low to catch the ball. Bryan has excellent hands and his ability to make yards after the catch is just one of his better attributes. There might be faster receivers in this draft class but there are no better receivers for sure. I call him Bryan (The terminator) because when he blocks you, you’ve been terminated from making a play on his teammate.
Bryan is not a speed receiver but just like Michael Irvin, he will get deep because of the fear he establishes with DB’s playing up on him who will struggle to tackle him. Bryan also does not separate as well as you would like him to on every route because he has so much confidence in his ability to defeat his opponent to the ball in the air. The DB’s are bigger, stronger and more physical so Bryan will have to learn to change gears more and run sharper routes but I don’t suspect this will change much and I’m not sure it has too. Either way, Bryan will impact.
BOTTOM LINE 1.47
Bryan will impact on every play because he doesn’t care if the play is to his side or not, he will still block. He doesn’t care if a cornerback is right on his hip while he runs a route because Bryan will still catch the ball. He doesn’t care if you know what route he is going to run because…you guessed it, he will run it anyway and make the needed yardage to move the chains. If you go to tackle him he will make sure you remember who you tackled by putting his shoulder into the player’s chest just to gain a few more inches. You want Bryan to line up in the slot, no problem. You want Bryan to line up on the outside, no problem. No matter what you ask of Bryan he will do everything he can to make that play successful and if it’s not, he will just move on to the next play and do everything he can to make THAT play successful, Just like Michael Irvin. Bryan is a football player who plays on the offensive side of the ball and anything you need of him, he will do everything in his power to make it happen. Bryan is a potential franchise player, the type you can build your passing game around. He’s the type of receiver who will make your QB better, think about that.
Edwards is your Z type receiver. Sutton is a good comp. He's got a little bit of an injury history and some drop issues... but he's uber productive. He'd be a 2nd rounder in most drafts
81. Raiders: WR Bryan Edwards, South Carolina
Grade: A. Edwards is a first-round talent who likely plummeted because of foot injury during pre-draft process. Incredibly well-rounded game. Beats press. Crazy ball skills. Good separation-creator. Deceptive YAC. Contested-catch stud.
Kinda reads like CD Lamb light. T.Higgins too
pretty much. he's the guy that should be a first rounder but has red flags.
I can’t get enough of the “poor man’s” or “lite” comparison references Hahahaha
Isn't he more of an X? Just line him up on the LOS and let him beat whoever's across from him
Edwards brings something our wrs don’t do. Beat the press. He can win with coverage on him. He has size and plays close to the los with short routes. Rugggs has issues getting off the press.
And need space to separate. Renfrow too. Williams makes plays down the field more than close.
Edwards will be starting in short order if them hands are right. Slants, crosses, drags, outs, hitch, hook, fade all his wheel house
wow... he looks really good on contested catches... I mean like something to get excited about..
hopefully we're not on the long tease with foot problem or some nonsense... outside that I'm more excited about this pick than any of the others.
Legit think if he was healthy he would've been getting pub in the late 1st range. His talent level is 1st round. We're taking a bit of a gamble on him due to his injuries but in the 3rd he's worth it and right around where he was mocked. We took him in the same slot in one of my mocks I posted with 32 other fan GMs.
That was one of the more fun highlight clips I've seen... he looks bigger than 6'3 210
Break out the Marques Colston playbook
Love this pick, exactly the type of reciever we needed after Ruggs III and great value at 81, reminds me of Anquan Boldin. Im big on players ages coming out, which is my big worry with Arnette, so was pleasantly suprised to see Edwards only turned 21 in November, he seems to of been around forever.
Great pick and one of them players who's situation masked how good he is, put him in Oklahomas offense the last 2 seasons, he'd be a 1st rounder imo.