Why the Buccaneers would benefit greatly from Clyde Edwards-Helaire

Clyde Edwards-Helaire, LSU Tigers, Potential Buccaneer draft pick (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
Clyde Edwards-Helaire, LSU Tigers, Potential Buccaneer draft pick (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images) /

When looking at the skill position prospects in the 2020 NFL Draft, perhaps no one fits the Buccaneers offensive system better than Clyde Edwards-Helaire.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are currently in the process of identifying their top prospects for the upcoming NFL Draft.

The Buccaneers brought the entire crew up to Indianapolis for a week of skill tests, interviews and chances to meet with potential players who could fill valuable roster spots.

Though Tampa Bay is likely to take an offensive tackle with that first-round pick, things are up in the air when it comes to the second-round. We know that the Buccaneers need to address several positions on the roster outside of OT, including safety, edge-rusher, interior defensive linemen, running back and wide receiver.

But how will Tampa Bay go about drafting?

Well, though conventional wisdom says to not take a running back in the second-round, LSU’s Clyde Edwards-Helaire may be the exception to the rule.

Ronald Jones did a solid job in 2019 and is poised to take on a big role this coming season as he will likely garner the majority of the carries. Even with a talented running back on the roster, the Buccaneers need to find a second-teamer who can provide depth and there may not be a better option for the system than Edwards-Helaire.

The LSU product may be the most complete running back in the draft. He can run in between the tackles, but what he does better than anyone else is catch the ball out of the backfield and become a play-maker in open space. In addition to his ability in the receiving game, Edwards-Helaire is a fully capable pass-blocker.

When you add a guy with the skillset of Edwards-Helaire to your roster, the offense would immediately become that much more explosive.

Next. Ndamukong Suh may not be out of Tampa Bay afterall. dark

No matter who the quarterback ends up being in 2020- whether that be Jameis Winston or someone else- Tampa Bay needs to solidify that offensive line and add another weapon or two to the arsenal.

Edwards-Helaire would be just that.