Ranking the Chiefs Last 10 First-Round Picks, Worst to Best

Patrick Mahomes has three Super Bowl wins in his first six seasons
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8. Clyde Edwards-Helaire, RB - 2020

Things have worked out for Edwards-Helaire and he'll be fondly remembered no matter what happens for the rest of his career. He'll return on a one-year deal for a potential three-peat, though it took a long time for the fanbase to finally appreciate what he brings to the Chiefs.

Edwards-Helaire was famously Brett Veach's first ever draft pick in the first round. He had an impressive rookie campaign with 1,100 yards from scrimmage and five TDs in only 13 games, though injuries preventing him from getting going in future years while other members of his draft class shined.

Jonathan Taylor, Tee Higgins, Michael Pittman, D'Andre Swift and numerous other offensive weapons were selected after Edwards-Helaire, so he was considered a huge whiff, especially after Isiah Pacheco took his job despite being drafted in the seventh round in 2022.

He's likely primarily a backup moving forward, but Edwards-Helaire has proven he has a place in the league. The former LSU star isn't one of the best running backs in the NFL or worthy of the first-round pick, but he's still a valuable piece for a contender.

I'm happy to see Edwards-Helaire regain love in the public eye and I'm hoeful we see the best version of him yet in 2024-25.