The Pittsburgh Steelers are at it again when it comes to locking up their 2020 draft picks. Just moments after sixth-round selection Antoine Brooks Jr. reported he had signed his contract, the Steelers top pick in the 2020 draft Chase Claypool shared his moment of signing on to play in the Steel City.
The Pittsburgh Steelers drafted wide receiver Chase Claypool out of the University of Notre Dame in the 2nd round. Claypool, a native of Canada, joins a receiver room with three receivers that gained 500 or more yards in 2019. A shortened off-season will limit his ability to carve out a role before the start of the season, Claypool brings a combination of height and speed that the Steelers lack at wide receiver. This should be enough to earn early snaps as the #4 or #5 receiver.
The estimated contract for Chase Claypool’s draft slot is 4 years at a little over $6.5 million. There is a little wiggle room in how the contracts divide up the money. JuJu Smith-Schuster, James Washington and Diontae Johnson are all on rookie contracts. The Steelers will have a young, cheap and deep group at wide receiver. According to spotrac.com, the Steelers look to have the NFL’s lowest cap hit for wide receivers in 2020.
With this signing, the Steelers have four rookies under contract and two draft picks still yet to be signed.
Stay tuned to Behind the Steel Curtain as the Steelers remaining draft picks look to be signed in a very short period.