The 2020 NFL Draft finally is here.
NBC Sports Bay Area's Dalton Johnson and Josh Schrock have been ping-ponging through different draft scenarios for three months, and their final iteration is full of surprises.
The 49ers get won over by a prospect's sky-high ceiling, the Raiders add two top prospects without making a trade and the Miami Dolphins go running up the draft board to select their next franchise quarterback.
But that's just the beginning.
Our final mock draft is here. It has been fun, #MOCKSZN.
Raiders quarterback Derek Carr on Tuesday compared rookie wide receiver Bryan Edwards to Carr’s former Fresno State teammate and current Packers’ star Davante Adams. On Friday one of Edwards’ high school coaches said he has long seen similarities to another perennial All-Pro.
“He’s always reminded me of A.J. Green,” said Conway (S.C.) head coach Carlton Terry, who was an assistant when Edwards played there and coached against Green in high school. “They both just have that ability to make plays at receiver and return punts. Just men on the field in comparison to the other players. Not only did they stand out vertically, but for big men to have that athleticism is just so rare.”
Edwards’ natural gifts were evident from the moment he walked into Conway High School as a 13-year-old freshman.
Raiders coach Jon Gruden on Thursday talked about the need to adapt every day to the practice availability of his players.
It went without saying he was referring to the potential impact of COVID-19, the constant shadow he and the Raiders will be operating under this year.
By late afternoon, that possibility became a reality when Raiders defensive end Maxx Crosby and running back Rod Smith were added to the COVID-19 injured reserve list.