‘He picked you’: Chiefs asked Patrick Mahomes who we wanted, he said Clyde Edwards-Helaire

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MIAMI, FLORIDA – FEBRUARY 02: Patrick Mahomes #15 of the Kansas City Chiefs celebrates after throwing a touchdown pass against the San Francisco 49ers during the fourth quarter in Super Bowl LIV at Hard Rock Stadium on February 02, 2020 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Super Bowl Champion Kansas City Chiefs apparently asked Patrick Mahomes who he wanted them to draft during the first round of the NFL Draft, and he picked  a national champion.

“We asked Pat Mahomes, ‘Who do you want?’ and he picked you,” Andy Reid told Clyde Edwards-Helaire over video chat.

Edwards-Helaire is a 5-foot-7 running back out of Louisiana State University. 

“Clyde, I told Clark and Coach Reid today at about 5 o’clock–4 o’clock– I said that Clyde is going to be our pick because coach I were thinking your way,” Brett Veach said over video chat. “Then when we texted Pat, and I asked Pat, ‘Give me a name. Don’t think about it.’ He said, ‘Clyde.'”

The Chiefs shared video of Edwards-Helaire chatting with coaches over video chat following the draft pick

“Thank you all, I can’t express how much I really appreciate it,” Edwards-Helaire said. “I can’t wait to work.”

See the full video below. 

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