2020 NFL Power Rankings: Kansas City Chiefs
Throughout the 2020 NFL season, we will compile a consensus NFL Power Rankings that averages the rankings of all 32 NFL teams.
Here is where the Kansas City Chiefs rank in terms of average, best and worst:
- Average ranking: 1.0 (1st)
- Best ranking: 1st (Multiple)
- Worst ranking: 1st (Multiple)
Below you will find a post-NFL Draft roundup for the Chiefs in our consensus 2020 NFL Power Rankings.
The Athletic -- Rank: 1
If any other team had drafted a running back in the first round, this would not be a nice blurb. But the Chiefs are the champs, and taking Clyde Edwards-Helaire at No. 32 only makes that offense more dangerous. He seems to be an ideal back for Andy Reid's offense, in which he'll be asked to catch the ball and play in space, and we wouldn't be surprised to see him starting early in the season.
CBS Sports -- Rank: 1
They haven't done much this offseason, but just keeping the brunt of the team together makes them the favorite. Hey, they do have Patrick Mahomes.
USA Today -- Rank: 1
Champs were basically drafting for short-term depth and long-term development since there wasn't really an egregious weakness in the starting lineup. However multi-purpose RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire and LB Willie Gay Jr. should quickly earn major roles whenever title defense begins.
ESPN -- Rank: 1
Player who benefited: QB Patrick Mahomes. Drafting RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire not only gives the team another threat, but is another sign that the Chiefs are committed to surrounding Mahomes with top offensive skill players. Kansas City won a Super Bowl with Damien Williams as the featured back, and other capable runners are on the roster, but the Chiefs weren't satisfied. They felt like they had to take it up another notch, and Mahomes is the main beneficiary. -- Adam Teicher
NFL.com -- Rank: 1
The Chiefs used their first-round pick -- No. 32 overall -- on LSU running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire, whose pass-catching ability and elusiveness make Kansas City's offense almost unfair. Edwards-Helaire is arguably the best receiving back in this draft class, prompting many to connect the dots and imagine a 2020 Chiefs attack using Edwards the way Reid used Brian Westbrook to befuddle opposing defenses in Philadelphia. Big Red said that Edwards-Helaire is better than Westbrook. It begs the question: Are we about to see the full potential of this Chiefs offense? It's a terrifying thought for the rest of the NFL.
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