Joe Haden Has High Praise for Rookie Wide Receiver Chase Claypool

Max Staley
Joe Hayden has high praise for rookie teammate Chase Claypool.
Joe Hayden has high praise for rookie teammate Chase Claypool. / Joe Robbins/Getty Images

Chase Claypool impressed scouts and fans alike at the NFL Combine. He ran a 4.42 40-yard dash despite being a 6-foot-4, 238-pound receiver. He ultimately fell to the second round, though, largely due to concerns about how NFL ready he is.

Thankfully for Pittsburgh Steelers fans, it appears those worries may have been overstated. He's only been in camp for a few days, but he's already made a pretty sizable impression on three-time Pro Bowl cornerback Joe Haden.

That's quite the endorsement for the wide receiver. But realistically, so is just getting drafted by the Steelers, who seem to draft the position better than anyone else in the league.

Claypool likely won't be featured all that much in year one, as the Steelers will probably rely on JuJu Smith-Schuster, Diontae Johnson and James Washington in three-WR sets. But if Haden's comments are any indication, Claypool should shine whenever he gets the chance.

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