Clyde Edwards-Helaire

RB, LSU

  • Conf SEC - West
  • Jersey #22
  • Class Junior
  • HT 5'9"
  • DOB 04/11/1999
  • WT 212 lbs
ANALYST'S REPORTS

Sikkema

    PROS: When it comes to modern day running backs in the NFL, Clyde Edwards-Helaire fits the mold. Though shorter in stature, Edwards-Helaire is tough to take down both with power and with agility. His mental processing when diagnosing incoming tacklers is very fast, and because of this he has one of the highest broken tackle/missed tackle rates in the entire country. Another positive to Edwards-Helaire's game is his success in the passing game. Edwards-Helaire has very reliable hands, and his controlled feet along with his short area explosiveness allow him to run a variety of different routes where he can create separation like a wide receiver without the ball.

    CONS: There aren't many cons to Edwards-Helaire's game, especially knowing what he does well. He's not the fastest running back in the class, but I wouldn't say he's lacking speed to a point where it's detrimental. 2019 is the first year where he's really been given a starting role for the first time since his senior year in high school, but he's handing the increased workload very well, improving his stats and impact in almost all major categories.

    Updated 11/15/2019