The Las Vegas Raiders have one of the best offenses in the NFL. That may sound incorrect to some, but they ranked No. 8 in the NFL last year in yards per game with 383.3. While Las Vegas struggled with consistency, the Raiders were the only team to outscore Patrick Mahomes in the regular season, as Derek Carr and Co. racked up 490 yards of total offense in the Week 5, 40-32 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs. The Raiders have a couple of emerging weapons that could add some big-play ability to this offensive attack in 2021, and one is second-year wide receiver Bryan Edwards.
Edwards has reportedly had an incredible camp thus far, and is drawing comparisons to NFL legends. During an interview on the NFL Network, Raiders head coach Jon Gruden said that Edwards is looking like Hall of Fame wideout Terrell Owens.
"Edwards has great ability," Gruden said, via NFL.com. "He's got great ability. I'm excited about him. You see he looks like T.O., he looks like one of the number one wideouts in the league."
Levi Edwards of the Raiders' official website then chimed in on social media saying that Edwards has looked more like Randy Moss, since he's been catching balls with corners "draped over him" all training camp. It's true that these comparisons are probably a bit much considering Edwards has just 11 catches to his name, but the hype around him is real -- and there's video evidence to support it.
Edwards was selected in the third-round of the 2020 NFL Draft out of South Carolina. In his first NFL season, he caught just 11 passes for 193 yards and one touchdown in 12 games played, but he could be in line for a starting spot opposite Henry Ruggs III in 2021. During his college days at South Carolina, Edwards became the Gamecock's all-time leading receiver with 234 catches for 3,045 yards. He also had his fair share of absurd catches there as well.
It's too early to be comparing Edwards to Owens or Moss, but he has been lighting up camp and should be set up for a nice role in 2021.