Edwards’ stock shifted up and down in the months prior to the draft, but the 19-year-old enters the league as the top wing prospect in the class. He possesses the skill set as a slasher and shooter to develop into an All-Star caliber player, but Edwards will need to demonstrate more consistency to tap into his full potential.
He compares himself to Dwyane Wade, but the Miami Heat legend thinks Edwards could be even better.
“I just feel like I can score the ball, and my playmaking ability is underrated,” Edwards told reporters during a pre-draft media availability. “Those two things will help a team tremendously.”
Weight: 225 lbs
Max vertical: 42 inches
Explosive athlete with lightning-quick first step, great footwork
Good size and strength to finish through contact and battle NBA defenders
Nice jumper with quick release, but needs to work on shot selection and stroke from perimeter
Tendency to glide when playing off the ball both offensively and defensively; said during pre-draft process that focus needs to improve
Playmaking needs to get better, but featured role at Georgia limited that aspect of his game