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2020 NFL Draft Scouting Report: RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire


Big Board ranking: #31

Positional ranking: #3

 

Overview

Position: RB

College: LSU

Class: Junior

Age: 21

 

Measurables

Height: 5’7 1/4”

Weight: 207 lbs.

Arm length: 29”

Hand size: 9 5/8”

 

Athletic testing

40-yard dash: 4.60 sec.

Vertical jump: 39.5”

Broad jump: 123.0”

Bench press: 15 reps

3-cone drill: N/A

Short shuttle: N/A

 

Strengths

Very compact runner. Excellent contact balance. Height allows him to get lost behind the line of scrimmage. Patient. Great feet and quickness. Very good acceleration. Sees a crease and hits it. Strong second-level vision. Will push the ball forward before bouncing it outside. Naturally elusive. Has wiggle in the open field. Exceptional overall receiver. Soft hands. Deadly on option routes out of the backfield. Can run downfield routes. Very intelligent and knows when to get his head around as a receiver. Has an innate spin move to make a defender miss. Effective stiff arm. Determined. Can drive the pile forward or truck a defender if needed. Zero career fumbles. Covers the ball in traffic and will switch hands along the sideline.

 

Weaknesses

Doesn’t have elite speed. Vision can be improved beyond the line of scrimmage. Doesn’t always take advantage of cutback opportunities. Rarely asked to pass protect.

 

NFL comparison

Maurice Jones-Drew

 

Conclusion

Overall, Edwards-Helaire is a unique running back prospect with rare receiving ability in a strong, compact frame. He should immediately make an impact in the passing game and could quickly become a dangerous feature back in the right situation.

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