Will Chase Claypool have a definitive role when the season begins?
Early in the 2020 NFL Draft, the Steelers didn’t waste any time giving Roethlisberger another weapon in the team’s aerial attack. With the No. 49 pick in the second round, Pittsburgh took Chase Claypool out of Notre Dame.
Besides adding size to Pittsburgh’s receiving corps, Claypool can be utilized in a variety of ways on offense. In his final season at Notre Dame, Claypool recorded 66 catches for 1,037 yards and 13 touchdowns. When watching his film, the 6-foot-4 wideout uses his lengthy frame to fend off defenders. Thus making it easier on himself to make plays down the field.
While Claypool’s skill set can be a valuable asset to the Steelers’ offense, the coronavirus pandemic has limited the amount of on-field work that he could have with his new team. Not to mention, Pittsburgh also deploys JuJu Smith-Schuster, Diontae Johnson, and James Washington at wide receiver. Therefore, it’s worth asking: Is Claypool going to have a definitive role in Pittsburgh’s offense in Week 1?