Raiders trading Bryan Edwards to Falcons

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Bryan Edwards is on the move to Atlanta.

Edwards is being traded from the Raiders to the Falcons, according to Vincent Bonsignore of the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

The Raiders will send Edwards and a seventh-round pick to Atlanta for a fifth-round pick.

The Raiders chose Edwards, a wide receiver out of South Carolina, in the third round of the 2020 NFL draft. His departure is the latest reminder of what a disaster the 2020 draft was for the Raiders: They had two first-round draft picks, Henry Ruggs and Damon Arnette, both of whom are already out of the NFL, and another third-round pick, Lynn Bowden, never played a game for the Raiders.

Last season Edwards had 34 catches for 571 yards and three touchdowns.

7 responses to “Raiders trading Bryan Edwards to Falcons

  1. Very unfair to lump Edwards in with Ruggs and Arenette just because he was in the same draft class.

  2. So much for Mike Mayock being a “Draft Guru”. I mean Clelin Ferrell at #4?, Arnette in the first round AT ALL? No wonder he didn’t show his face at the draft this year!!!

  3. Another member of Gruden’s “All Potential” Team. Makes a few good plays and then disappears for weeks.

  4. Hopefully he’ll be a star in Atlanta, the kid didn’t get a fair shake with the raiders. He showed what he could do when he got his opportunity, they just didn’t keep featuring him

  5. A decent move. And it’s not too surprising, especially after the latest WR signing by the Raiders could have left Edwards as the odd man out on the final roster.

    Edwards had trouble getting separation and might do better as a “big slot”, where he could get easier releases off of the line of scrimmage.

    But the Raiders already had a stalwart there in Renfrow, as well as other guys who could both back him up and probably be significant for them on special teams as well.

    For the Falcons, at the least, Edwards and Mariotta already will have had some familiarity with each other that can contribute to their mutual production.

    With an extra 7th from the recent Patriots trade, and at least one more coming next year via compensation picks, it was reasonable for the Raiders to swap a 7th rounder, and a player who didn’t figure highly in their plans, for a 5th rounder.

    And now the team may have enough to potentially sign another mid-tier free agent (like an OT or S) before an additional $20M gets added to their cap after June 6th. Or they may stand pat and wait to finalize the roster once the extra money hits the books.

    Come the 6th, I expect the Raiders will pursue CB Bradberry, extend their slot WR Renfrow, and maybe guarantee TE Waller’s salary for the season (and possibly extend him as well, as long as it won’t incur a significant cap hit this season).

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