5 Pleasant surprises early on at Las Vegas Raiders training camp
By BD Williams
The Las Vegas Raiders 2020 training camp has not had the kind of drama 2019 did, and there have been plenty of pleasant surprises.
Amid the uncertainty of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Raiders have begun their inaugural Las Vegas Training Camp, and there seems to be a few young players turning heads. Raiders beat writers, coaches, and players alike have been bringing up a few names that seem to be recurring, namely on the defensive side of the ball.
The Raiders need young players to step up and continue to be a big part of the success of the team. Without preseason games it is impossible to know for sure which young players will make the necessary strides to turn into impact players for this team, that makes training camp that much more important for deciding who will make the Raiders final roster.
Here are five players who have been a pleasant surprise so far.
Wide Receiver Bryan Edwards
Many times rookies have a hard time adjusting to the NFL game and don’t hit their stride until mid-season. However, Bryan Edwards, coming off of a dominant career in the SEC, showed pro qualities in his film that seemed to have translated to him earning the trust of Derek Carr early in training camp. Carr has even gone as far as comparing him to Devante Adams and James Jones in terms of his catch radius and ability to win jump balls.
The lofty comparisons aside, Edwards will be competing with Tyrell Williams for the starting X receiver. The only question is when Edwards assumes the starting role, because the writing seems to be on the wall already.