Buffalo Bills: 4 running back to target in the 2020 NFL Draft
By Casey Reed
A running mate for Singletary who has the same build and power as him would be interesting. Enter Clyde Edwards-Helaire, who was the running back for LSU during their incredible season. His decision-making combined with speed and power was lethal in the SEC.
In 2019, Edwards-Helaire put up monster numbers as a featured running back ending the year with 1,414 rushing yards, 16 touchdowns on a respectable 6.6 yards per carry as well as contributing in the air with 55 receptions, 453 receiving yards, and an average of 8.2 yards per catch.
Edwards-Helaire’s worst trait might be his ability in pass protection. He allows bigger linebackers to get the best of him. Adding more muscle to his frame would help along with understanding the schemes and who to block. Edwards-Helaire has the same build as Singletary, and can become a three down back with the right coaching in place.
Edwards-Helaire isn’t the power back that many people will be pounding the table for, but adding a runner who is shifty and as elusive as Edwards-Helaire can help spell Singletary keeping him fresh going down the stretch. Edwards-Helaire won’t be the first running back taken in April, but finding him potentially in the third round is great value. Offensive firepower is the goal for the draft, Edwards-Helaine brings a proven track record and an impressive resume.