The Chiefs selected LSU running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire with the No. 32 overall pick in the first round of the 2020 NFL Draft. The CBS Sports NFL Draft team breaks down the pick below, including a grade for the pick, how it affects fantasy leagues and more on Edwards-Helaire, including his strengths and weaknesses, his NFL comp and more.
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32. Kansas City Chiefs: B-
Pete Prisco: I'm not a big fan of taking running backs in the first round, but when you have Patrick Mahomes it's OK to take a running back like this in the first round. Reminds me of Maurice Jones-Drew.
Dave Richard: What a fun surprise from Andy Reid to end the first round. Clyde Edwards-Helaire isn't the fastest guy in the draft, but he's a heck of a pass catcher with nifty feet and underrated physicality. His pass blocking needs work, but once that's done he'll get reps in passing situations, which will be frequently in Kansas City. There will be a lot of hype around him, making him a top-70 pick in PPR leagues. I figure he'll be at least 10 or 20 picks later in non-PPR. Look for him to get taken as a top-eight pick in rookie-only drafts.
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NFL comp: Devin Singletary
Best trait: Jump-cut skills, receiving ability
RB skills breakdown:
|College||Height||Weight||Hand size||Arm length||Wingspan|
- Lateral cut magician who can easily make 3-4 defenders miss on a given play
- Bouncy with strong lower half and awesome contact balance
- Plays much bigger than his size
- Reliable and dangerous as a receiver out of the backfield
- Vision is solid, although he does tend to bounce outside
- Lacks breakaway speed
|40-yard dash||Bench press||Vertical jump||Broad jump||3-cone drill||20-yard shuttle|