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Bryan Edwards Being Compared To T.O. By Head Coach Jon Gruden

Bryan Edwards
(AP Photo/John Locher)

Bryan Edwards Turning Heads Entering Year Two

Third-round pick Bryan Edwards is entering his second season in the NFL. The wide receiver, at six-foot-three, 215 pounds, is a physical freak at the position, but only caught 11 passes for one touchdown during his rookie season. Entering year two, Jon Gruden is expecting much more impact from him in the Raiders’ offense. This week, head coach Jon Gruden said this,

“He’s got great ability. I’m excited about him. You see he looks like T.O., he looks like one of the number one wideouts in the league.”

These are high expectations, but I believe Gruden is just trying to compare their physical attributes in body size. It would not be fair to expect a hall of fame career out of Bryan Edwards this early in his career. The head coach did point out that he looks like he can be a top receiver in the league. Edwards has had a tremendous camp so far in the first couple of weeks and he has made the best of his newfound opportunities to make plays.

Success From Edwards Will Make Raider Offense Dangerous

I am expecting a much bigger role for Bryan Edwards in the Raiders’ offense in 2021. He showed flashes last year in his limited time playing. Including a 34-yard catch against the Patriots and a 26-yard back-shoulder touchdown in the last game of the season. The Raiders have an extremely young receiving core with Henry Ruggs III, Bryan Edwards, and Hunter Renfrow, and they added a couple of veteran receivers this offseason in Jon Brown III and Willie Sneed.

The Raiders need Bryan Edwards to have a breakout season to open up the field more for others. This will make Derek Carr’s job easier (look for him as a potential fantasy QB) The pressure these young wide receivers put on the defense will open up more lanes for running back Josh Jacobs. The Raiders had one of the top offenses last year in the league, and if Edwards maintains his training camp form, look for the Raiders to be a top-five offense. I can see Edwards catching 60 passes this year in his first full season with playing time. Might be someone you look at picking up late in fantasy or off the waiver wire.



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