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5 Chiefs Who Will Lose Their Roster Spot to a Rookie in the NFL Draft

We could see a few new faces on the Chiefs' roster next season as Kansas City tries to go for a three-peat.

Nov 20, 2023; Kansas City, Missouri, USA; Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Kadarius Toney (19)
Nov 20, 2023; Kansas City, Missouri, USA; Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Kadarius Toney (19) / Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports
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2. Clyde Edwards-Helaire

The former first-round pick has become a non-factor in the Chiefs’ backfield over the last two years as he was surpassed on the depth chart by former seventh-round pick Isiah Pacheco.

Kansas City could look to bring back the 24-year-old running back this offseason, but it’s likely they’ll draft another running back behind Pacheco. 

Edwards-Helaire only had 223 rushing yards and a touchdown on 70 carries in 15 games (three starts) this season. The former LSU running back also saw some time in the playing time in the passing game, recording 17 receptions (22 targets) for 188 yards and a touchdown.

Many analysts thought the Chiefs found their future feature back in Edwards-Helaire, who had a tremendous rookie season. 

The 5-foot-7 running back produced 803 rushing yards and four touchdowns on 181 carries and had 36 receptions (54 targets) for 297 yards and a touchdown. However, Edwards-Helaire could never replicate those numbers over the next three seasons.

Kansas City is only projected to have six picks in the 2024 NFL Draft, which might put a cap on what they need to prioritize. 

However, with Edwards-Helaire and Jerrick McKinnon being free agents this offseason, the team would be better off adding another dynamic running back in the draft.