4. Kansas City Chiefs
The Kansas City Chiefs are expected to embrace rookie Clyde Edwards-Helaire as their feature back in 2020. The decision by Damien Williams to opt-out due to Covid-19 concerns helped the team further their embrace of the former LSU standout.
There is little reason to question Edwards-Helaire’s ability handle a No. 1 running back role. He has an ability to thrive on carries in really any blocking scheme due to his great understanding of the game. Additionally, he is a reliable pass catcher out of the backfield.
What the Chiefs could look to do is emulate a bit of the New Orleans Saints model when it comes to the backfield. Whether it’s been Mark Ingram or Latavius Murray playing the power back role, they’ve paired him with Alvin Kamara as the versatile receiving threat.
It’s not a pressing need for the Chiefs to add another running back into the mix. However, there is a real pathway for them to enable Fournette to take the hard hits on power runs and allow Edwards-Helaire to utilize his versatility more as a pass-catcher.