Notre Dame WR Chase Claypool asked to participate in TE drills at NFL Combine
Every year, some players are asked to participate in drills outside of their natural positions in college.
This year, Notre Dame receiver Chase Claypool is among the players who will show his skills during on-field work at a different position. Claypool will participate in tight end drills on Thursday, the first day of on-field work.
Antonio Gibson (@AntonioGibson14) is an interesting case: Caught 38 for 775 yards and 4 TDs (a 19.3 average) and ran it 33 for 369 yards and 8 TDs (11.2 avg). He also had 23 returns, 645 yards, 28.0 avg., 1 TD. He's a playmaker wherever you put him on the field! https://t.co/0eFs7HDfCw
— fanspeak (@fanspeak) February 26, 2020
The request shouldn’t come as a huge shock, as Claypool measured 6-foot-4 2/8 inches and 238 pounds – already borderline TE measurements – during this week’s receiver weigh-ins. His arm length was 32 4/8 inches and his wingspan an outstanding 80 inches.
Claypool is the No.59 overall prospect in the latest Fanspeak-Steve big board.
Spoke to four scouts and three said Notre Dame’s Chase Claypool won today’s weigh-ins. Put on nine pounds since @seniorbowl (229 lbs in Mobile and 238 today). Might be embracing the TE conversion. He’s going to be a mismatch problem at the next level.#TheDraftStartsInMOBILE pic.twitter.com/J8EBFq1Hci
— Jim Nagy (@JimNagy_SB) February 24, 2020
Scouts were already talking about a potential move to tight end for Notre Dame wide receiver Chase Claypool but after weighing in at 238 pounds that talk is heating up. One scout told me he’s a potential matchup nightmare for defenses. He’s a round 3 player on my board.
— Matt Miller (@nfldraftscout) February 24, 2020