Bryan Edwards: The sleeper receiver of the 2020 NFL Draft

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COLUMBIA, SOUTH CAROLINA – NOVEMBER 09: Bryan Edwards #89 of the South Carolina Gamecocks before their game against the Appalachian State Mountaineers at Williams-Brice Stadium on November 09, 2019 in Columbia, South Carolina. He looks poised to be a top sleeper of the 2020 NFL Draft at the wide receiver position. (Photo by Jacob Kupferman/Getty Images)

Despite four seasons of production, South Carolina WR Bryan Edwards is underrated heading into the 2020 NFL Draft. Felix Davila shows you why that’s wrong.

Some of the best NFL talents have found themselves growing from roots in South Carolina. That’s what citizens of Conway High School could empathize with while witnessing the rise of the University of South Carolina’s best receiver in history: Bryan Edwards. As the 2020 NFL Draft approaches, he could be the sleeper of this deep, talented crop of wide receivers.

Seeing significant time in all four years with the South Carolina Gamecocks, Edwards has racked up a total of 234 catches, 3,045 yards receiving, and 22 receiving touchdowns. This past year in 2019, Edwards managed to post a statline of 71 catches for 816 yards and six touchdowns.

Despite 2020’s draft class having a seemingly historic crop of talent, Bryan Edwards is a talented player in his own right that is not getting the media hype he deserves. Standing at a solid 6’3” and 212 pounds, Edwards is the big-bodied receiver many teams look for to man their outside spots. But what Edwards brings to the table is a gritty nature of play that has followed him since those Conway days.

Here is a scouting report for one of the receivers who could have garnered more attention throughout this pre-draft process if it had not been for a nagging injury.

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