Las Vegas Raiders: Analyzing the future for Bryan Edwards
Edwards and the injury bug
Injuries have been the story of Edwards’s football career. His first major injury came in October 2015 when he was a senior in high school and tore his meniscus. While Edwards has impressed everywhere he’s been, as he was 13 years old when he made his high school varsity team, the injuries continue to pile up.
Edwards was a 4-star recruit coming out of high school and went on to have a very productive career at the University of South Carolina, becoming the school’s all-time leading receiver. However, he needed arthroscopic knee surgery during his final college season and then broke his foot during the pre-draft process.
Edwards was a 4-year starter at a top-level collegiate program where he set the school record for consecutive games with a reception, as well as receptions and yards. He was consistent and productive, and he was considered to be a potential first-round pick before his pre-draft injury.
As a big-bodied, physical receiver, Edwards seemed to have the chance to be uber-productive in the NFL. Edwards’ ability to physically overpower his opponent is what made him so good, but he’s also a solid route runner and a good after-catch player.
He seems destined to have a good NFL career if his body holds up.
Edwards once again showing out in training camp shouldn’t come as a surprise. His physicality and size help him dominate when in shorts and with no pads. With the NFL’s current rules leaning towards the offense and receiver, Edwards is set up well for this season if he can stay healthy. He is the only “X” receiver on the Raiders roster and seems primed for a big role.