19 Sep 2020

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WR Chase Claypool, Notre Dame

HT: 6’4″
WT: 229 lbs
Year: Senior
High School: Abbotsford (Abbotsford, BC, Canada)
Accolades: Senior Bowl.

Chase Claypool scouting report

Athleticism: Chase Claypool isn’t the most athletic receiver in this class, but he has good straight line speed and vertical ability. Struggles to change direction.

Release/Route Running: Claypool normally has a very good release. Uses his body well to avoid and deflect contact in press situations. Not quick in his breaks on comeback-type routes. Good as a deep threat option, runs his deep routes with ease. Footwork on any routes is incredibly inconsistent and his routes are very loose.

Catch Ability: Claypool has an excellent catch ability. Strong hands, great catch radius and uses his size well over defenders to gain advantages while fighting through contact. He’s an excellent red zone target for certain. NFL clubs will find a usage for him because of his effectiveness in that part of the field.

Field Vision/Contact Balance: Good field vision and contact balance. Because of his size, he’s a mismatch on most defensive backs. Seems to always fall forward. He fights for additional yardage.

Blocking Ability: Chase Claypool is a good blocker. Lives for contact and can destroy defensive backs. Looks to engage on multiple levels. Moves downfield looking to extend big plays.

Leadership/Personality: N/A.

Overall: Chase Claypool has an intriguing skill set, and that’s why he is on his way to Mobile. There is a lot there for NFL teams to like and rather enjoy. While he may take a hit like DK Metcalf did last season for his lack of ability to change direction, Claypool does well enough with his subtile moves and route running nuances to be a problem in the NFL for a long time to come.

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