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New Steelers WR Chase Claypool talks jersey numbers, nicknames and more

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The Steelers 2nd round pick spoke with me on a wide variety of topics and is excited to finally get out to Pittsburgh

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When the Pittsburgh Steelers decided to draft Chase Claypool 49th overall, not only did they draft an outstanding athlete, but they added an outstanding person. I was fortunate enough to get a few minutes of his time, and asked him some questions to let Steelers fans know more about their top pick in the 2020 NFL Draft.

When asked what he wanted Steelers fans to know about him, Chase decided not to talk about his physical prowess, or random fact. He said that he wants to will always be available to fans and “Not be too big time for anyone”.

His hard nosed play style and levelheadedness is a combination that could endear him to SteelerNation. Claypool’s combination of skill and personality could lead to a marriage between the player and city that could easily last more then a decade.

Claypool also listed Jalen Ramsay and Joe Haden as the DBs he can't wait to play against. Luckily he’ll get the opportunity to play across from Haden on a weekly basis, but a matchup with Ramsay will have to wait 4 more seasons.

He also dove into the nickname gaining momentum on social media, Mapletron, how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted his training, and more!

Check out the full interview with the hard hitting, playmaking receiver below!