Entering the 2020 NFL Draft, the Pittsburgh Steelers had a number of draft needs which they needed to address. With no first round selection in the draft, running back, safety and even pass rusher were still positions of need to help the black-and-gold get to the next level in 2020. There have been numerous thoughts and debates regarding what the team will do on Day 2 of the NFL Draft.
When the dust settled, the Steelers have selected wide receiver Chase Claypool, with their second pick in the third round of the draft.
Steelers select ND receiver Chase Claypool.— Mark Kaboly (@MarkKaboly) April 25, 2020
For those who may not know much about Claypool as a player, this is his overall breakdown of his game, per his NFL Draft Profile:
The comparison to former teammate Miles Boykin is an easy one since both have elite size and explosiveness, but Claypool has a higher ceiling and is a little more pro-ready. Claypool doesn’t have shake to get much separation underneath, but he’s physical inside the route and is adept at making contested catches when needed. He has size/strength/speed to bedevil singled up cornerbacks on 50/50 deep balls. He’s a vertical challenger outside, a possession receiver as a big slot, an outstanding run blocker and immediate coverage ace on special teams. His elite traits and diverse skill set could allow him to create a unique footprint as a pro.
The Pittsburgh Steelers’ draft needs in the remaining rounds of the draft now would be considered: running back, edge pass rusher, linebacker among other positions.
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