4. Bryan Edwards, WR
Expectation: Make life tough for Tyrell Williams
Roster competition is healthy for NFL teams, even if it means one player losing his job in favor another.
Survival of the fittest.
The Raiders drafted a third offensive skill player in four picks when they used a third-rounder on South Carolina’s Bryan Edwards, one of the best-kept secrets in the 2020 NFL Draft class.
Edwards was not able to work out at the 2020 Scouting Combine due to injury, but his athleticism on tape is evident and he has the ability to be a much better version of what Tyrell Williams is as a field stretcher for the Raiders.
The Raiders certainly aren’t going to be banking on Edwards coming in and winning the WR1 job as a rookie, but if he’s healthy, I think it’s reasonable for them to expect him to make life tough on Williams and eventually push for his starting job.