Clemson v. South Carolina: 5 2020 NFL Draft prospects to watch for

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COLUMBIA, SC – SEPTEMBER 28: 2020 NFL Draft Prospect Bryan Edwards #89 of the South Carolina Gamecocks rushes after a reception during the first half of a game against the Kentucky Wildcats at Williams-Brice Stadium on September 28, 2019 in Columbia, South Carolina. He is set to take on Clemson tomorrow. (Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images)

Clemson has some NFL talent, but so does South Carolina; in fact, they may have the most talented 2020 NFL Draft prospect taking the field on Saturday.

Clemson has won the last 5 match-ups in this rivalry game between the in-state foes; however, before Clemson rang off 5 in-a-row, the Gamecocks had also built their own streak of 5 wins. Both teams possess talented prospects that will look to enter the 2020 NFL draft, with South Carolina perhaps having the best player of the bunch.

Bryan Edwards, Wide Receiver, South Carolina

Bryan Edwards is one of the bigger receivers that will be entering the 2020 NFL Draft: 6’3″, 215-pounds and when the ball is in his hands he uses every bit of his size to impose his will on his opponents. South Carolina likes to get the ball in Edwards hands-on screens and sweeps because of how dominant he can be with the ball in his hands. When Edwards can get to the second level he looks like a running back; not many defensive backs are bringing them down in one-on-one situations.

Not only is dangerous with the ball in his hands, but he can also spread the field vertically. He’s not going to be the fastest or even the most agile receiver, however, he understands how to get the defensive backs hip’s turned, giving him the separation he needs to go up and get it. Edward’s will never be the guy to create mass amounts of separation, but with his knowledge of running routes and strong hands, he will find success at the next level.

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