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A former fourth-round pick, Chase Edmonds is arguably the third-most explosive player on the Cardinals’ offense behind DeAndre Hopkins and Kyler Murray. And while he hasn’t proven himself reliable as a featured back (2.8 yards per carry over 70 yards in 2020 against Miami), he’s a fantastic committee or tandem back.
Edmonds has yet to rush for 1,000 career yards, but his yards per carry of 5.1 and 4.6, respectively, over the past two seasons shows that he can handle at least a part of the load. In 2020, Edmonds broke out as a pass-catcher with 53 receptions, 402 yards, and 4 receiving touchdowns.
Best yet, he recorded a catch-percentage rate of 79.1 and had a career-high 6.0 yards-per-target. At this point, Edmonds is the lead back following the departure of Kenyan Drake. However, odds remain high that he’ll be part of a committee of backs when the season opens.