Canadian receiver Chase Claypool catches touchdown in Senior Bowl

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Canadian receiver Chase Claypool caught a touchdown for the North team in their 34-17 victory over the South at the Senior Bowl in Mobile, Alabama on Saturday.

The Senior Bowl is the top showcase event for senior NFL draft prospects. Claypool boosted his stock during the week of practices and put himself on the game sheet with a TD grab. It’s a promising start to the draft process for Claypool.

Claypool capped his NCAA career with an MVP performance in the Camping World Bowl. He made seven receptions for 146 yards and one touchdown in the University of Notre Dame’s 33-9 victory against Iowa State University. The six-foot-four, 229-pound Claypool was a mismatch versus the Cyclones’ small secondary.

The Abbotsford, B.C. native was named the Irish’s Most Valuable Player for the 2019 season, making 66 catches for 1,037 yards and 13 touchdowns. He totaled 150 grabs for 2,159 yards and 19 touchdowns over four seasons with Notre Dame.

The NFL draft is set for April 23-25 in Paradise, Nevada and Claypool is projected to be a Day 1 or Day 2 selection. Through the NFL Combine — February 23-March 2 in Indianapolis — and Notre Dame’s Pro Day, expect Claypool’s stock to continue an upward trend.

Justin Dunk is a football insider, sports reporter and anchor.