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Braylon Edwards was the third overall selection in the 2005 NFL draft by the Cleveland Browns. Yet despite having tremendous physical ability, Edwards has had difficulty in entrenching himself into an NFL offense.
There are several reasons for this and these include lousy quarterback play in Cleveland and everywhere else this Pro Bowl wide receiver has been. Following the Browns, Edwards suffered through having to hope New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez, and then San Francisco signal-caller Alex Smith, could get him the ball—and neither could do that.
The Cowboys were not able to retain the services of out-of-nowhere sensation Laurent Robinson, who led Dallas receivers with 11 touchdowns last season. We already know that Jesse Holley is not likely return despite the fact he made a nice, feel-good story on a football reality show a few years back.
Dez Bryant and Miles Austin are the two primary receivers that Tony Romo will rely on this coming season, but can anybody really ignore the potential of adding a talent like Edwards?
Edwards signed a one-year contract for $1 million with San Francisco last season and was released following another subpar season. But let’s remember that the 49ers were in the process of trying to land quarterback Peyton Manning before that future Hall of Fame passer signed with Denver.
Smith is a second-tier quarterback who couldn’t hit one dang wide receiver in the NFC championship game in his own ballpark back in January. Since Edwards wasn’t even on the roster at that point, the evidence clearly shows that the quarterback was much more of a problem than Edwards.
From one month to the next, nobody knows what Bryant might do. Austin is a good receiver, but he's also as over-rated as any player I can think of off the top of my head.
Who comes after these guys?
Dallas should keep a close eye on Edwards and not only for depth. Edwards has enormous potential in any offense that features a quarterback that can get him the ball.
Tony Romo can certainly do that.