Canadian Chase Claypool is willing to fight to continue his rise to superstardom.
During a recent Pittsburgh Steelers practice, Claypool was reportedly involved in a scrap with 2020 All-Pro defensive back Minkah Fitzpatrick. Head coach Mike Tomlin addressed his team after the session because he felt “immediate feedback” was needed. Players from the team were told to be smart and make sure no one gets hurt by their own teammates.
Especially Claypool who has the potential to increase his game-changing abilities in 2021. After being selected in the second round, 49th overall during the 2020 NFL Draft, Claypool caught 62 passes for 858 yards and nine touchdowns as a rookie.
The 23-year-old has all the physical tools to avoid the dreaded sophomore slump in the NFL and when he does the Steelers playoff odds will improve. At the moment, Pittsburgh is listed at -210 to miss the post-season. Those who are in Pennsylvania and believe the team’s odds can improve, here is a list of sportsbooks that are available.
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The Steelers are investing in Claypool as their primary big play and red zone threat. Last season he became the first receiver in the Super Bowl era to score 10 touchdowns in his first 10 NFL games. It’s remarkable to think Claypool produced those numbers without attending rookie mini-camp or organized team activities due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
If practice fights are proof, Claypool wants to give it all he’s got to put himself among the elite playmakers in the NFL.