Top Performances From Gamecocks In The NFL: Week Two

South Carolina had a lot of talent play in week two, but there were some surprise breakout players.

There was an impressive rookie performance along with some veterans who made South Carolina proud.

Here are some of the impressive performances from Week two: 

Bryan Edwards

Edwards received the benefit of the doubt when he started alongside fellow rookie Henry Ruggs III.

The Saints did a decent job of shutting the run game down, so Derek Carr relied on his receivers to beat the Saints.

Edwards was the second leading receiver for the Raiders behind star tight end Darren Waller. Edwards only had two receptions, but one was for 22 yards while the other was a great contested catch.

Edwards was known in training camp for his contested catch ability, and he will continue to show it off over the season. 

Damiere Byrd 

Byrd hasn’t been mentioned in a while throughout the league, but his new tenure with the Patriots is going well so far.

Despite not having a single target in week one, Byrd had nine targets against the Seahawks. He caught six of them for 72 yards.

Along with Edelman and N’Keal Harry, Byrd is looking like a reliable target for Cam Newton. 

Hayden Hurst 

Hurst finally got his first touchdown as an Atlanta Falcon, and it was an easy 41 yard catch in the loss to the Cowboys.

Matt Ryan has an absolute arsenal for receivers with Julio Jones, Calvin Ridley and Hayden Hurst.

Hurst finished with five receptions for 72 yards and a touchdown.

Although the Atlanta defense has struggled heavily in the first two weeks, Hurst is finally a key part of an elite offense. 


There are still some injured players like Deebo Samuel and Alshon Jeffery, but it will still be interesting to see how guys like Byrd and Hurst will perform as they get better.

Edwards could have a good rookie year, and Javon Kinlaw will do his best with a defensive line that has two season ending injuries already.

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