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NFL Teams Request LSU Star Work Out At New Position At Combine

Clyde Edwards-Helaire runs the football for the LSU Tigers.

ATLANTA, GA - DECEMBER 07: Clyde Edwards-Helaire #22 of the LSU Tigers avoids a tackle by Tyrique McGhee #26 of the Georgia Bulldogs during a run during a game between Georgia Bulldogs and LSU Tigers at Mercedes Benz Stadium on December 7, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Steve Limentani/ISI Photos/Getty Images)

Life in the modern NFL is all about versatility. If you can find players who can do more than one thing well or play multiple positions, your team will be in good shape.

Every year at the NFL Scouting combine, teams request some draft hopefuls work out at different positions. This year, one of those players in LSU's Clyde Edwards-Helaire.

Edwards-Helaire starred at running back for the national champions this past season, rushing for 1,414 yards and 16 touchdowns. However, he was also a weapon as a receiver out of the backfield. Edwards-Helaire caught 55 passes for 453 yards and a touchdown.

It is that receiving ability that has intrigued at least one NFL team and caused them to submit a request that Edwards-Helaire works out with the wideouts in addition to doing running back drills. Players must accept these requests.

At least three other running backs will be performing with the wide receivers as well.

On Tuesday, Edwards-Helaire checked in at 5-foot-7-2/8-inches tall and weighed 207 pounds. Those are unusual dimensions for a wide receiver, but it is unlikely he'd be ultimately asked to completely switch positions at the next level.

The team(s) that asked to evaluate him as a wideout are probably thinking of ways they could best utilize him and maximize his talent other than simply handing him the ball.