25 Young NFL Players Who We Already Know Are Busts

RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire (2020, Kansas City)

The Chiefs surprised everyone when they made Edwards-Helaire the first running back taken in the 2020 NFL Draft. Many pundits expected him to have a large role for the defending champs. In 13 games, Edwards-Helaire totaled 1,100 yards from scrimmage and five touchdowns. Those numbers look good overall, but his production dwindled towards the end of the year – and took a significant hit once former Steeler RB Le’Veon Bell joined the team.

With Bell gone, Edwards-Helaire was once again set to be KC’s clear bell-cow. However, he has failed to make an impact in 2021. In fact, the Chiefs offense looks just about the same whether it’s been Edwards-Helaire, Darrell Williams or Derrick Gore toting the rock. If Kansas City wanted a true difference-maker at running back, they would have been better of selecting a better pure runner in Jonathan Taylor or a more explosive pass-catching option in D’Andre Swift.

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