Steelers target from Chiefs: RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire
I would argue that this is the first real notable name on this list. The Chiefs took Clyde Edwards-Helaire in the first round of the draft expecting him to become a versatile weapon for the offense to work with. That seemed to be the case his rookie season, as Edwards-Helaire logged over 1000 total yards and seemed poised to become a fixture in the potent Chiefs offense.
The past two seasons have been just the opposite. Edwards-Helaire has found himself running in a group setting, sharing time with a litany of other names. Worse yet, he hasn’t been an overly effective runner despite his first-round billing. He was a dynamic runner in school, possessing the ability to break any run long and make a guy miss. He hasn’t come close to resembling that so far as a pro.
That said, the Steelers had shown some interest in Edwards-Helaire during the predraft process, and he would add another capable body to the backfield. For an offense that is being built to run the ball, they need to make sure they have enough bodies at running back to handle that workload.
Edwards-Helaire would provide a different running style to this offense and round out the unit. Unfortunately, he hasn’t been a notable special teams player, which does take away some value from him. He has pedigree though, which the Steelers love, and if he were to be made available, he would be a fine addition to this roster.
Others considered: None