3 reasons the Panthers should consider running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire at No. 38 in NFL Draft

Dec 28, 2019; Atlanta, Georgia, USA; LSU Tigers running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire (22) runs against Oklahoma Sooners safety Pat Fields (10) during the first quarter of the 2019 Peach Bowl college football playoff semifinal game. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

The 2020 Carolina Panthers will look a lot different than they have in recent years. They’ll have a new head coach calling the shots in Matt Rhule, there will be a new man under center after Cam Newton’s release and the offense will get a face lift with former LSU passing game coordinator Joe Brady as the offensive coordinator.

The offense will surely rely on Christian McCaffery a whole lot in 2020, especially after he signed four-year extension worth $64 million. But even with arguably the best back in football, the Panthers would be wise to find someone who could complement McCaffery in the backfield.

With their No. 38 overall pick in the second round, the Panthers will be in prime position to snag one of the better backs in this draft class. Some will clamor for Georgia’s D’Andre Swift, but don’t be shocked if they end up pulling the trigger on someone else instead.

Clyde Edwards-Helaire out of LSU could be a perfect fit in Carolina’s new look offense under Joe Brady. Here are three reasons Carolina should seriously consider taking him in the second round.