Las Vegas Raiders got two first round wide receivers in 2020 NFL Draft
Two players, two skill sets
During his time at Alabama, Ruggs was an absolute touchdown machine, and while he did not have a ton of catches, 25 percent of them went for six. That is an incredible stat, and on a Raiders team that has seen Derek Carr throw for only 40 touchdowns over the last two seasons, getting playmakers who can find the end zone was crucial this offseason.
Edwards had a very different career at South Carolina, as he hauled in the most catches of any player in the history of the school. That is a list that includes guys like Sterling Sharpe, Alshon Jeffery, Deebo Samuel, Sidney Rice, and Robert Brooks to name a few.
For him to be the all-time leading guy in receptions and receiving yards is a testament to just how good he was in a very tough SEC during his time at school. And had it not been for a knee scope, and then a broken foot preparing for the combine, he would have certainly been a first round selection.
The bottom line is, the Raiders may have struck gold with Edwards in the third round, as they have turned a once sorry collection of talent at wide receiver, to a strength for the 2020 season. Carr is going to have more than his fair share of options to attack with in the passing game this season, and that is certainly good news for Raider Nation.