2. Clyde Edwards-Helaire
The former first-round pick has fallen out of favor in Kansas City over the last two seasons as Isaih Pacheco has taken over the lead running back.
Edwards-Helaire only has 411 yards from scrimmage and two total touchdowns this season, but we know he can be a starting-caliber running back in the league. The former LSU standout burst onto the scene as a rookie, where he was a playmaker on the ground and in the Chiefs’ passing game.
The 5-foot-7 running back had 803 rushing yards (career-high), four touchdowns, 36 receptions (54 targets) for 297 yards, and a touchdown.
If CEH were to sign with New York, he would get the necessary carries and likely be in a running back by committee as the team would draft a running back.
Spotrac projects Edwards-Helaire to get a one-year, $1.6 million deal, which looks like a prove-it deal. At that projection, I’d expect New York to spend a significant amount of their salary cap on a top-tier wide receiver to help out starting quarterback Daniel Jones.