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.
Notre Dame ➡️@Steelers— Notre Dame Football (@NDFootball) April 25, 2020
Congratulations to @ChaseClaypool on being the 17th pick in the second round of the @NFLDraft, the 49th pick overall.#GoIrish x #IrishInTheNFL pic.twitter.com/jzXuFr6btd
The @steelers are getting a steal with @ChaseClaypool.— Brian Kelly (@CoachBrianKelly) April 25, 2020
He is going to make an immediate impact on offense and special teams and will continue the legacy he started at Notre Dame.
Congratulations, Chase! #GraduatingChampions pic.twitter.com/Yo4mgSMPWc
Chase Claypool is the 507th NFL Draft selection for @NDFootball.— Notre Dame Football PR Team (@NDFootballPR) April 25, 2020
Miles Boykin (3rd round) to BAL in 2019
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DE Stephon Tuitt (2nd round) in 2014#GoIrish | #IrishInsights
Heads up AFC North...The @steelers just got BETTER!!! Congratulations @ChaseClaypool !! #IrishintheNFL #GoIrish @NDFootball pic.twitter.com/JRZtqnLqGI— John McNulty (@CoachJ_Mc) April 25, 2020
Quick breakdown of Chase Claypool:— Alex Kozora (@Alex_Kozora) April 25, 2020
+ Elite size (6'4/2 238)
+ Athletic testing (4.43 40, 40.5 inch vertical)
+ Contest/high point ability
+ RZ ability
- Rawness/exact fit (some projected him as a TE)
- Quickness/separation over the middle
Damnnnnnn. Don’t be shocked if Chase Claypool becomes DK Metcalf or Vincent Jackson. Seen this kid in person a lot. As impressive as a athlete I have ever seen. Raw. I am betting super star— Chris Simms (@CSimmsQB) April 25, 2020
WR Chase Claypool career at Notre Dame:— PFF Draft (@PFF_College) April 25, 2020
27 Broken tackles pic.twitter.com/4kBu43DGCV
With pick 49 in the 2020 NFL Draft, the #Steelers selected Chase Claypool, WR, Notre Dame.— Kent Lee Platte (@MathBomb) April 25, 2020
He posted an elite #RAS with elite size, great speed, elite explosiveness, at the WR position.https://t.co/TwFXYcKp72#HereWeGo pic.twitter.com/YFk17x1oVv
Chase Claypool looks like a TE playing WR! #Steelers #NFLDraft #NFL pic.twitter.com/tO6EGIOxXO— BlitzburghVideos (@BlitzVideos) April 25, 2020