Grading the Las Vegas Raiders 2020 NFL Draft class
By Evan Groat
Jon Gruden and Mike Mayock made it clear from the start that the mission in this year’s draft was to get Derek Carr some help on offense. Again, they went offense with their second of three picks in round three by selecting wide receiver Bryan Edwards from South Carolina.
After not getting a lot of value with their 19th overall pick, they made up for it with this one. Edwards is a big-bodied, physical receiver who can be deployed in multiple ways. He is very good in the screen game with his run after the catch abilities but he can also be used down the field to make jump ball catches.
Pop up his film and you will see multiple acrobatic, one-handed catches. I think Edwards will be a big time red zone threat with his knack for going up and over smaller defenders. If it were not for some injury concerns, Edwards would have heard his name called in round two.