Not one of the sexier names in this years draft class, if he wasn’t high on scouts big boards prior to Thursday night he certainly will be moving up in the coming weeks. Chase Claypool went into the 2020 NFL Scouting Combine and lit up the testing, and could be ticketed for the first round this April.
Claypool played his college ball for Notre Dame, and had a standout season this past Fall. In his final season with the Fighting Irish he caught 66 passes for 1,037 yards and 13 touchdowns, numbers that really stand out.
As he heads to the NFL level, he would be wise to take a page out of Raiders tight end Darren Waller‘s book and make the move to tight end.
I get the sense that Claypool realizes his best bet to make it at the next level is to play tight end as evidence of his weight. His combine weigh in was 238 pounds, which is about 10 pounds heavier than his playing weight. The most impressive part of his combine effort was his 4.42 forty time.
That is moving for a 238 pound man.