19. Clyde Edwards-Helaire RB, LSU
Now we are in the part of the draft where even if the value on the position isn’t quite right, the fit is so exciting that it could lead to an “overdraft”, which is why you are seeing a running back listed here.
Although, to call Edwards-Helaire a running back really isn’t fair to him. Sure, he can be a very good running back between the tackles and I think people who don’t agree should go back and watch him against Florida and Alabama to see him win there vs future NFL talent.
However, like great running backs in the past, CEH can win with the ball in the air and he can do it whether you want him to line up in the backfield or out wide.
His shiftiness after the catch and his balance through contact make him hard to tackle and his 5’7 frame doesn’t help either. Defenders can’t take good angles on him because of his burst and ability to cut, but even when they do CEH has a tendency to make them miss at point-blank range.
Backing up Derrick Henry and returning punts and kicks would be a great way to easy CEH into the NFL while getting instant value with your first overall pick.