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Steelers All 90: WR Chase Claypool



Steelers WR Chase Claypool

All 90 is a Pittsburgh Steelers Now series profiling each of the 90 members of the Steelers 2022 offseason roster.

11 • Chase Claypool, third-year wide receiver
6-foot-4, 238 pounds

Acquired: The Steelers drafted Claypool with the No. 49 overall pick in the second round of the 2020 NFL Draft.

Last season: Claypool essentially matched the production of his rookie season in 2021, catching 59 of 105 targets for 860 yards. The one place his rookie success didn’t translate was the red zone. He scored two touchdowns in 2021 compared to 11 in 2020. The overall lack of growth was seen as disappointing after a strong start to his pro career.

CareerClaypool had an electric start to his NFL career, as he scored 10 touchdowns and had 559 receiving yards in his first 10 games in 2020. Things slowed down for Claypool after that, as he scored just once while hauling in 23 passes for 314 yards in the final six regular season games.

College: Three year starter for Notre Dame, leaving the Irish as No. 7 in program history with 150 receptions. He caught 13 touchdown passes in 2019, the sixth-most in a season by a Notre Dame player, while leading the team overall with 66 catches for 1,037 yards.

Camp outlook: Claypool’s role could change this year, with JuJu Smith-Schuster and Ray-Ray McCloud’s departures opening up more slot reps for him. George Pickens and Calvin Austin III could also play in the slot some. Diontae Johnson is expected to remain outside.

Future: Claypool’s rookie contract runs through 2023, as which point, he’ll be an unrestricted free agent. He’s set to earn $1.8 million in 2022 and $2.1 million in 2023.

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