Buffalo Bills: Five round mock draft before the NFL Combine
By Casey Reed
Round Three, Pick 86: Clyde Edwards-Helaire
Devin Singletary will be used more next season, but having another back that can spell him during games will come in handy if the Bills make the playoffs next season. Clyde Edwards-Helaire is a back that compliments Singletary and mirrors him at the same time.
Edwards-Helaire’s last season at LSU he logged 1,414 yards with an average of 6.6 yards per carry ,adding 15 touchdowns on the ground. He also logged 55 receptions and 453 yards through the air.
Edwards-Helaire is a versatile back that’s extremely slippery in his one cuts making the defender take the wrong angle on a tackle. He’s also a violent runner, always finishing his runs and falling forward for those extra yards. Having a running back that can pick up those extra yards would come in handy, picking him in the third round is great value.
Edwards-Helaire’s worst trait comes in his pass protection, but having a quarterback like Josh Allen, who will be in his third year in this offense, helping point out the coverage will be a boost.
Offensive firepower is the name of the game this draft, with the Bills adding a franchise changing wide receiver in the first round and then finding a running mate for Devin Singletary in Clyde Edwards-Helaire, changes the flow of the offense. Every team in the playoffs last year had a dominant running game, the front office knows this and they find that counterpart this round.