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NFL Draft 2020: Pittsburgh Steelers Select Wide Receiver Chase Claypool

Abbotsford, B.C. product goes in the second round

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The Pittsburgh Steelers have selected former Notre Dame Fighting Irish wide receiver Chase Claypool with their first pick of the draft.

Claypool goes No. 49 overall, the 17th pick in the second round. He’ll be paid $6,616,636 over a four-year contract, with $2.37 million of that being a signing bonus.

This is the highest the Steelers have taken a wide receiver since 2006, when they took Santonio Holmes in the first round.

Claypool had 66 catches last season for 1,037 yards and 13 touchdowns. He had 150 career receptions, which is seventh best in Notre Dame history.