“I Loved Him in the Draft” – Jerry Jones Wishes He Would Have Drafted THIS Kansas City Chiefs Star

Published 09/30/2020, 8:30 AM EDT
Sep 10, 2020; Kansas City, Missouri, USA; Kansas City Chiefs running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire (25) scores a touchdown against Houston Texans linebacker Zach Cunningham (41) during the second half at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports


What a year it’s turning out to be for Louisiana University’s star running back, Clyde Edwards-Helaire. The talented 21-year-old starred for LSU as they won the National Championship, beating the Clemson Tigers in the final.

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Edwards-Helaire registered 1,414 rushing yards and 16 touchdowns. He also had 55 receptions for 453 yards for LSU before declaring for the 2020 NFL draft. The Baton Rouge-born athlete was hot property at this year’s draft, which was held virtually due to the coronavirus pandemic. He was ultimately picked by the Kansas City Chiefs in the first round. Dallas Cowboys owner, Jerry Jones, has now revealed that even he was looking to bring in the talented running back.

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Jerry Jones’ failed attempt at drafting Louisiana University star Clyde Edwards-Helaire

Sep 20, 2020; Inglewood, California, USA; Kansas City Chiefs running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire (25) is tackled by Los Angeles Chargers defensive tackle Jerry Tillery (99) during the fourth quarter at SoFi Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports

The Cowboys owner made an appearance on 105.3 The Fan and said, “The running back is outstanding. I watched him live last year at LSU when I was watching my grandson play at that particular time and I loved him. I loved him in the draft and I was dreaming that he might get over into the second, and somehow be around where we could look at him. But he’s an exceptional player, their running back.

The Cowboys ended up drafting Clemson WR CeeDee Lamb, who has shown flashes of brilliance over the last two weeks. Edwards-Helaire ended up going to reigning Super Bowl champions, the Kansas City Chiefs. Coach Andy Reid brought in Clyde as the 32nd overall pick in the first round.

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The youngster has enjoyed a fine start to his debut NFL campaign. He will be gunning to make the playoffs in his very first year in the league with the Chiefs. With the way Patrick Mahomes has been going about doing things, this does not seem like such a far-fetched dream. Fans can expect Edwards-Helaire to grab a few more headlines over the course of the ongoing season.

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