Two weeks into training camp and it is clear that his veteran teammates are impressed by Raiders rookie receiver Bryan Edwards.
Last week, Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Derek Carr said the third-round pick from South Carolina reminds him of Green Bay Packers star receiver Davante Adams, who was college teammates with Carr at Fresno State. Carr also said he likes how “violent” Edwards’ routes are.
This week, two Raiders veteran receivers had big praise for Edwards. Nelson Agholor was especially impressed with Edwards’ hands.
“I think he has some of the best hands that I’ve seen in a long time with the way he plucks the ball out of the air,” Agholor said. “He’s always aggressive to the point of attack. He’s also quicker than he looks because he’s a big strong guy. He has a really good quick twitch.”
“He’s been awesome. He works hard at really trying to make sure to know what to do,” Tyrell Williams said of Edwards. “He’s big, physical, runs good routes and he reminds me a lot of Mike Williams from the Chargers when he first came in as a rookie. I think he’s been awesome and I think he’s going to be a great receiver. Off the field, being able to be around him a little bit, I’m excited because I think he’s going to have a really good career here.”
Edwards hasn’t made one play that counts for the Raiders yet, but there’s no doubt his teammates believe he will make a major impact.