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Chiefs Select Running Back Clyde Edwards-Helaire in the First Round of the 2020 Draft

The Chiefs selected Edwards-Helaire with the No. 32 overall pick

The Kansas City Chiefs wrapped up the first round of the 2020 NFL Draft by selecting LSU running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire with the No. 32 overall pick.

Edwards-Helaire tallied 1,414 yards and 16 touchdowns plus another 453 yards through the air in 2019, averaging 6.58 yards-per-rush while racking up seven 100-yard rushing games.

Here's a quick look at what analyst Lance Zierlein had to say about Edwrads-Helaire in his pre-draft analysis:  

Over the past 15 years, LSU has had a nice run of pro-caliber backs: Domanick Davis (who later changed his last name to Williams), Joseph Addai, Stevan Ridley, Spencer Ware, Alfred Blue, Jeremy Hill, Leonard Fournette and Derrius Guice. Edwards-Helaire (pronounced EE-lair) is next in line after a strong 2019 season where he garnered All-SEC honors (first-team as a running back, second-team as a returner). "CEH" rushed for 1,415 yards and 16 touchdowns on 215 carries (6.6 per) as a junior, starting 14 of 15 games played on the team's journey to an undefeated national championship season. The 2019 Paul Hornung Award finalist showed his all-purpose chops as a receiver (55 receptions, 453 yards, 8.2 average, touchdown) and kick returner (10 returns, 214 yards, 21.4 average). He led the Tigers in all-purpose yards in 2018 (146 carries, 658 yards, 4.5 ypc, seven touchdowns; 11 receptions, 96 yards, 8.7 average; 17 returns, 416 yards, 24.5 average). Coaches used him as a reserve back (nine carries, 31 yards, 3.4 ypc; three receptions, 46 yards, 15.3 average) and on special teams (13 kick returns, 427 yards, 32.8 average) as a true freshman. Edwards-Helaire was a four-star recruit at Catholic High School in Baton Rouge when signing on with the hometown team.

Check back soon for more on the newest member of Chiefs Kingdom.

Photos of Clyde Edwards-Helaire from LSU at the 2020 Combine.

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