Chiefs close out first round with Clyde Edwards-Helaire

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The Chiefs added another offensive weapon to a team stacked with them.

With the 32nd overall pick, the Chiefs took LSU running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire.

Edwards-Helaire ran for 1,415 yards and 16 touchdowns, and added 55 receptions for 453 yards for the national champions last season. That kind of versatility will clearly be used by Andy Reid in an offense that values versatility.

With a backfield full of solid but not spectacular players, he has a chance to become an immediate contributor.

10 responses to “Chiefs close out first round with Clyde Edwards-Helaire

  1. Looks like the guy who said that Chiefs would not select a RB in the first round on your mock draft was wrong.

  2. Bad pick, he’s a 3/4th rounder. How about blacklock to replace Jones or Mims to replace the perinally overpaid Watkins or a tackle to groom in case Schwartz leaves, ir an upgrade to Tardiff? Wasted pick imo

  3. Man…the Chiefs just keep getting more weapons on offense. You almost feel sorry for the rest of the league. One thing for sure, that sorry Patriots defense will never be able to stop them

  4. As a Broncos fan, this pick scares the heck out of me to see this kid paired up with the always deadly Mahomes. Add in having a coach like Reid who will know how to use him and it spells more trouble for Denver & every other team KC faces for years to come.

  5. Oof. What a great pick. Mahomes has a top notch check down option that can be split into the slot in empty sets? Teams are going to have to play in the nickel or dime even more than they already do, unless they have a superb athlete with coverage skills at ILB. Clyde Edwards-Helaire may not have been a 1st rounder for every team, but for certain teams like KC, he’s an awesome pick. Especially with defenses already being spread out when playing the Chiefs.

  6. You can argue value but regardless he is going to be lethal in the Chiefs system. Perfect example of choosing the guy who best fits your system. Jonathan Taylor and Swift may be more talented overall backs, but as a compliment to Damien Williams, Helaire is perfect. A little surprised they didn’t go secondary but with this offense your defense just has to be “good enough.” I wouldnt be shocked if they even go for a big wideout in one of their next picks.

  7. But, but, but… The Chiefs should’ve traded for Fournette just a few days ago.

  8. The amount of weapons that Mahomes has should be illegal. Hill, Hardman, Watkins, & Williams all have blazing speed. Edwards-Helaire has the potential to be like MJD in this offense. Great fit.

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