3 early expectations for Chase Claypool with the Steelers in 2020

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The Pittsburgh Steelers realize that their window to win with Ben Roethlisberger is gradually closing, leading them to add more weapons on offense this offseason. With the No. 49 pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, the Steelers selected Chase Claypool, the wide receiver out of Notre Dame.

Claypool joins a receiving corps that already features JuJu Smith-Schuster, Diontae Johnson, and James Washington. Not to mention, the Steelers were able to ink a deal with Eric Ebron in free agency, giving them an immediate upgrade at the tight end position.

During the pre-draft process, Claypool wowed scouts and the media alike with his 4.42 40-yard dash and 40.5-inch vertical jump at the NFL Combine. Besides the NFL Combine, Claypool contributed 1,037 yards and 13 touchdowns in his final season at Notre Dame, making him an intriguing prospect in the draft.

Upon his arrival in Pittsburgh, Claypool figures to have an immediate impact in the team’s aerial attack. In light of that, here is what to expect from Claypool in his first season with the Steelers in 2020.