Derek Carr hasn’t trained with Raiders’ rookie wide receiver Bryan Edwards much, but he already has high praise for the third-round pick from South Carolina.
Carr has worked with Edwards some in player-led workouts and now in training camp as the Raiders lightly ease into workouts. Still, Edwards has impressed Carr, who loves the “violent” way he approaches his routes. Carr compares Edwards to his former Fresno State teammate, Davante Adams, now a star with the Green Bay Packers.
"Some of these things I watched him do on film before the draft, you could tell this dude is a freak talent, like, 'Why is he not talked about in the first round?'"@B__ED89 is already drawing comparisons to some of the league's best receivers » https://t.co/kocgxZLMhe pic.twitter.com/Eus6Wy6g7F— Las Vegas Raiders (@Raiders) August 4, 2020
In the above clip posted on the Raiders’ Twitter account, Carr said he doesn’t understand how Edwards wasn’t considered by teams in the first round of the draft. He ended up being the No. 81 overall pick by the Raiders and Carr is thrilled.
The Raiders believe Edwards will be a backup this year and he can compete to take over as a starter in 2021. It is clear, Carr thinks Edwards is ready to make his presence felt as a rookie.
In other Raiders’ links:
- Here’s a plan: CBS Sports has a proposal for a revised 2020 NFL schedule.
- Really, PFF? Find Trent Brown on this list of the top tackles in the NFL.
- Take a look: The Las Vegas Review Journal has some photos of a Raiders’ workout.
- A look at the rookie receivers: The Athletic profiles rookie receivers, Henry Ruggs III and Edwards.
- Party time: A couple just had the first tailgate party at Allegiant Stadium.