Best-case scenario: Mario Edwards

Journey to the draft: Mario Edwards Jr.

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We are looking at the best-case scenario for all 10 of the Oakland Raiders’ draft picks.

Player: Mario Edwards

Position: Defensive end, Florida State

Round: Round 2, No. 35 overall

Earliest he could have big role: Week 1

Why is there an opportunity? Defensive end is one of the Raiders’ holes. Edwards was drafted with the No. 35 overall pick to start. It would be a major disappointment if he doesn’t.

Who is in his way? Edwards’ biggest competition will be Benson Mayowa, a backup-type player. He started one game with one sack and 13 tackles. If Mayowa wins the job, it would be a major shock.

Current thoughts: Edwards needs to prove he can rush the passer. He had three sacks last season and eight in three seasons at Florida State. He is a capable run-stopper, but with 22 sacks as a team last year, Oakland needs some pass-rush burst from Edwards.