Three Arizona Cardinals poised for a breakout season in 2021

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Chase Edmonds

Edmonds performed well in 2019 and 2020, having averaged 5.1 and 4.6 yards per carry, respectively. But in 2020, he showed how much of a threat he could be in the passing game, having logged 53 receptions, 402 yards, and 4 rushing touchdowns.

With more than his fair share of flashes in 2020 and with Kenyan Drake potentially leaving in free agency, bet on Edmonds to carve into at least a greater timeshare role if the Cardinals let Drake walk. Whether he increases his playing time as the leader of a committee, or if he’s sharing carries in the backfield.

Best yet, Edmonds has remained on the up and up since his rookie season. He set new career-highs in carries, rushing yards, rushing yards per game, average attempts per game, receptions, reception yards, and receiving touchdowns.

Edmonds’ only flaw is the way he plays when he is the featured back. Having rushed for 70 yards on 28 carries when he filled in for an injured Drake. But, when he’s part of a committee, he’s arguably the third most electrifying player on offense behind Kyler Murray and DeAndre Hopkins.