Name: Bryan Edwards - Position: WR
Height: 6'3" - Weight: 215 lbs
School: South Carolina - Age: 21
Pro ceiling: David Boston
Analyst : Tyler Habursky - @TylerHabursky
Ever since his freshman year we’ve seen Bryan Edwards be able to make the big time contested catches. His ability to box out and go up and high point the ball will be the reason a team brings him in. When going up for the ball he has very good body control to gain an advantageous position on the CB and he is able to make a catch along the sidelines when he needs to. Just because Edwards is a bigger guy doesn’t mean he can’t move. He’s not a burner by any means but once he gets a head of steam he can really get moving. After the catch, he runs with a lot of power and has the attitude that he wants to pick up more yards.
The biggest issue I had with Edwards’ game was he play against press. Overall, I don’t think I would call his game “soft” but when getting off the line he never plays it very physical. He tries to piece together these finesse release packages, but at his size I would like to see him be more physical here. Also I would like to improve the consistency of his hands. Too often did he just have concentration drops and also I worry about some of the catching techniques he makes in certain situations. Isn’t much of a route runner and is not very nuanced in this area. It hurts that he is not a very shifty athlete and changing direction quickly is not his game.
Games Watched: 2019 Alabama, 2019 Georgia, 2019 Missouri
Overall Bryan Edwards is a player I think teams will be willing to take a chance on come Day 3 even though the mold of the bigger receiver is going out of style. I think his vertical speed and ability at the catch point will be good enough for him to be a solid option for a team as their 4th receiver. We’ll see if he is able to improve his stock at the Senior Bowl where there are a lot of smaller CBs.
Best Fits: Buffalo Bills, Green Bay Packers, Detroit Lions