Edwards is the consensus number-one pick in the 2020 Draft. He is a strong, right-handed, shooting guard that can get to the basket. He averaged 19.1 points, 5.2 rebounds, and 2.8 assists in his one college season. Although his shot looks fine, Edwards hit only 29% of his three-point attempts in 2019-20 (mostly due to poor shot selection). He shot 77% FT. Edwards is a thirsty scorer than can get tunnel vision. He had four more assists (91) than turnovers (87). ...Edwards was named to the All-SEC Second Team. ...Despite looking disinterested at times, Edwards DEFRTG differential was close to even (he was .4 points worse than the team avg DEFRTG.) ...Played in the 2019 Jordan Brand Classic. ...Edwards hunts for shots. And he took too many bad shots for our taste in his freshman season. He settles for the three-ball too often. ...We don't rank him as highly as others do simply because each time we watched him play, he wasn't that good. His "motor" seemed to stumble. There is no doubt that he can score and that he will be a good NBA player. He strikes us as a "young" but good kid. Give him some time to mature and coach him up and he has a chance to be special. But he's not there yet, and for that reason, we just don't believe he is the best option in this draft.
Our best advice: in 2013, the 8th pick was Kentavious Caldwell-Pope. We advised, "draft C.J. McCollum."