2020 NFL Draft Scouting Report: Notre Dame WR Chase Claypool

PFN Chief Draft Analyst Tony Pauline's scouting report on 2020 NFL Draft prospect WR Chase Claypool of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish.

2020 NFL Draft Scouting Report
Chase Claypool, WR, Notre Dame Fighting Irish

Positives
A mammoth receiver who flashes pass-catching skills and dominated during combine testing. Uses the sidelines well, plays with outstanding body control and tracks the pass in the air. Uses his frame to shield away defenders, gets vertical and high points the throw. Fights with his hands to separate, gives effort after the catch and plays big football. Works hard to become an available target. Solid hands catcher for the most part.

Negatives
Does not play fast or show a burst of speed despite his 4.42 40-yard dash at the NFL Combine. Marginal run-after-catch skill. Must significantly improve his route running.

Analysis
Claypool is a big-bodied receiver who showed progress each season at Notre Dame. While he tested off the charts at the combine, Claypool must improve the nuances of the receiver position and really learn to play to his 40 time. He comes with outstanding upside, but there will be bumps in the road before Claypool realizes his NFL potential.

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Tony Pauline is the Chief Draft Analyst for Pro Football Network. You can read all of Tony’s work here and give him a follow on Twitter @TonyPauline.

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