Chase Claypool NFL Draft Expert Predictions

Max Staley
Chase Claypool tested out really well at the 2020 NFL Combine.
Chase Claypool tested out really well at the 2020 NFL Combine. / Michael Hickey/Getty Images

In a loaded class of wide receivers, Chase Claypool still stands out as one of the most intriguing options available in the 2020 NFL Draft. Opinions are divided on whether he'll be a WR or tight end at the next level, but one thing is clear: Claypool is an elite athlete.

He managed to run a 4.42 40-yard dash while lugging a 6-foot-4, 238-pound frame, joining Calvin Johnson as the only WRs ever to run a sub-4.45 while standing at least 6-foot-4 and weighing more than 235 pounds. That tantalizing combination could have plenty of teams vying for his services come draft day, so let's take a look at some expert predictions for Claypool's landing spot in the NFL Draft.

Chase Claypool NFL Draft Projection 2020

Bleacher Report
Matt Miller, of Bleacher Report, has Claypool coming off the board in the second round at No. 44 to the Indianapolis Colts, giving Philip Rivers another weapon alongside T.Y. Hilton.

Walter Football
Walter Cherepinsky, of Walter Football, is in agreement with Miller here, projecting Claypool lands with Indianapolis at No. 44.

CBS Sports
Ryan Wilson, of CBS Sports, appears a little lower on Claypool than the other two, predicting he lands with the Washington Redskins at the top of the third round (No. 66).

Mel Kiper, of ESPN, has the New York Jets grabbing Claypool in the mid-second round at pick No. 48. Todd McShay has him falling a bit further, to the Buffalo Bills at No. 54 overall.

Chase Claypool NFL Draft Expert Prediction 2020

Second Round:
- Indianapolis Colts (No. 44)
- Indianapolis Colts (No. 44)
- New York Jets (No. 48)
- Buffalo Bills (No. 54)

Third Round:
- Washington Redskins (No. 66)

It looks like Claypool's draft range appears to be from the mid-second round to the top of the third, and Indianapolis could be his most likely landing spot, at No. 44 overall.

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