Job Battles: CEH Aims to Lead KC Backfield

Job Battles: CEH Aims to Lead KC Backfield

This article is part of our Job Battles series.

The last two entries in this series respectively addressed the Detroit RBs/Washington RBs/Philadelphia WRs and Indianapolis RBs/San Francisco RBs/San Francisco WRs.

This article will look at the Kansas City running backs, Washington wide receivers (behind Terry McLaurin) and Atlanta wide receivers (behind Julio Jones and Calvin Ridley).

The next article will look at the Tampa Bay RBs, New England WRs and Las Vegas WRs

Kansas City Running Backs

Clyde Edwards-Helaire
Damien Williams
DeAndre Washington
Darwin Thompson
Darrel Williams

Clyde Edwards-Helaire was the first running back selected in the 2020 draft, taken by the Chiefs with the last pick in the first round. The resulting ADP (18.0 NFFC, 22.43 BB10) makes the assumption that Edwards-Helaire will secure the starting role over Damien Williams soon if not immediately. Damien's price is still rather high (68.86 NFFC, 63.03 BB10), so he appears to have his own share of believers despite the broader public emphatically siding with the rookie. Edwards-Helaire will almost certainly emerge as Kansas City's clear lead running back at some point by early 2021, the question is whether it will happen soon enough to warrant his current price tag.

Edwards-Helaire (5-foot-7, 207) is basically a Brian Westbrook starter kit, grading highly with all of balance, start-stop, change of direction, agility, burst and pass-catching ability. His 4.6-second 40 indicates a lack of long speed, but his standout explosiveness testing (39.5-inch vertical, 123-inch broad jump) indicates that Edwards-Helaire has the right kind of juice to consistently cut up defenses underneath. As

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