Since the day the Chiefs released Kareem Hunt, Kansas City has had a revolving door of a committee at running back. Damien Williams has the most talent in the group but has missed time with injury and sometimes seems to have fallen out of favor with the coaches (e.g. early in 2020 when LeSean McCoy was the go-to back).
It seems like everyone is mocking a running back to Kansas City in the 1st round of the 2020 NFL draft, which always sparks a great debate on social media. Interestingly enough, the backs most commonly projected to Kansas City have not, as far as we could find, had any meetings with Kansas City.
There is one name that stands out. LSU’s Clyde Edwards-Helaire has met with the Chiefs and projects as a good fit in Kansas City’s offense. Edwards-Helaire is a popular name among Chiefs fans and is highly regarded by several draft experts. The former Tiger has a shorter frame and didn’t blow anyone away at the combine in terms of his 40 time, but the tape on Edwards-Helaire tells the story of a complete back who is an asset in the passing game.
The Chiefs may have a tough choice as 32 overall is probably too early for Edwards-Helaire but the running back likely won’t last until the next pick at 63 overall.