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Washington Redskins 2020 Draft Profiles: Bryan Edwards, WR, South Carolina

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Bryan Edwards

Position: Wide Receiver

Height: 6’3”

Weight: 215 lbs.

College: South Carolina

Strengths:

Bryan Edwards pairs a big frame with extremely impressive ball skills, as he’s shown the ability to pull off impressive one-handed catches and beat his opponent in the air for 50-50 balls. He also has great breakaway speed after the catch and the size to break tackles. Additionally, he was productive throughout college, as he averaged 58.5 catches, 761 yards and 5.5 touchdowns throughout his four years at South Carolina.

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Weaknesses:

Edwards has the tools to develop into a starter, if not a star, in the NFL, but he’ll need to be more physical and put it all together first. He has the athleticism to win jump balls, but against stronger and tougher corners at the next level, he may struggle.

Why he may fit with Washington:

Washington could stand to add talent at skill positions in the middle rounds, and Edwards is definitely worth a look. Former third-round pick Terry McLaurin stood out at wide receiver in his rookie season, but the Redskins didn’t have another starting-quality wideout on the roster in 2019, according to Pro Football Focus’ scale. Fellow rookie receivers Steven Sims and Kelvin Harmon showed flashes of potential in 2019, but adding a potent playmaker in Edwards could prove to be wise at the right value.

Bottom Line:

Bryan Edwards has the size, speed and explosive playmaking ability to be a Day 1 contributor in the NFL, but he simply needs to be more physical and make the most of his size to reach that potential.

Projected Round: 3rd/4th

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