Las Vegas Raiders 2020 draft class could produce four immediate starters
Bryan Edwards, Wide Receiver
One player whose name you keep hearing coming out of Raiders camp this summer is Bryan Edwards, the team’s second of three third round picks in 2020. Edwards likely would have drawn first round buzz had he not suffered an injury to end his career at South Carolina, and then prepping for the draft, and the team was lucky to get him in round three.
So far this summer, Edwards has been compared to a few of Derek Carr‘s favorites in James Jones and Davante Adams, and could find himself cracking the starting lineup sooner than later. This week, it was revealed that Tyrell Williams has a torn labrum, and while he will try to play through it, starting Edwards may be the way to go.
Williams was outstanding for the Raiders early on last season, but injuries once again hurt him throughout the 16-game slate.
Edwards has all the physical traits you want from a starting wideout at this level, and starting him in Week 1 just puts him on a faster track. Williams is a solid wide receiver, and will have some big moments for the Raiders in 2020, but Edwards may be too good a player right now to be a backup.