Actual pick: Clyde Edwards-Helaire, RB, LSU
The Kansas City Chiefs don’t really have to deviate too much here. Jonathan Taylor might not be the same ‘type’ of back as Clyde Edwards-Helaire, but he is a featured back who can carry the load and catch passes when asked to do so.
If the Chiefs were hellbent on taking a running back in the first round of the 2020 NFL Draft, Jonathan Taylor would have probably been a good option anyway.
This dude averaged over 2,000 yards per season at Wisconsin and had that pace going before he entered the 2020 NFL Draft, too.
The Chiefs’ offense is dynamic and explosive at every position, and Taylor was one of the most impressive all-around athletes at running back at the 2020 Scouting Combine. He would have been a fine pick for them at 32 in this year’s draft.
Edwards-Helaire hadn’t had the eye-popping tape or numbers in two seasons at LSU like he did in 2019 to become a first-round pick.