Braylon Edwards has transitioned from being perceived as a boom-or-bust candidate to being one of the best wide receivers in the NFL. He ranks fourth in the league in receiving yards and fifth in receiving yards per game.
I have been asked multiple times during my weekly SportsNation chats what exactly has changed about Edwards' game to make him more productive this year. Edwards has been quoted as saying one of the reasons he is playing better is that this year's offense lets him run more routes than last year's did. I decided to take a closer look at his route distribution to see what exactly Edwards might have meant by that comment.