NFL Insider Reveals Why the Raiders Got a Massive Steal With One of Their Draft Picks

Jason Schandl
The Las Vegas Raiders got a huge steal with one of their 2020 draft picks.
The Las Vegas Raiders got a huge steal with one of their 2020 draft picks. / Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images

The Las Vegas Raiders have been flush with draft picks in recent years, making five first-round selections in the last two drafts. To elevate this franchise back to playoff contention, it will take more than five players, though. That's why it's crucial that they hit on their later picks as well.

By the sounds of it, there's a good chance they did just that when they drafted wide receiver Bryan Edwards in the third round of the 2020 NFL Draft.

NFL insider Adam Caplan reports that the Raiders had a first-round grade on Edwards heading into the draft, and also that they weren't the only team that did. Only injury concerns seem to have allowed Edwards to fall into the third round.

A South Carolina standout, contributed 3,045 yards and 22 touchdowns on 234 receptions over his four years with the Gamecocks, finishing as the school's all-time receiving leader.

The Raiders have a stacked young wide receiver corps, heading into the 2020 season with Tyrell Williams, Hunter Renfrow, Henry Ruggs III and Edwards all as viable options, while Darren Waller is essentially a WR at the tight end spot.

If those youngsters find their groove, this could be a big year for the Vegas offense.

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