The Steelers 2020 NFL Draft is officially in the books. Here are my initial draft grades for each Pittsburgh selection this April.
Another year, another draft with mixed opinions. Though the Pittsburgh Steelers were without their first-round pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, fans have taken comfort in the fact that their pick was put to great use with the trade acquisition of All-Pro safety, Minkah Fitzpatrick.
The Steelers addressed many of the needs we expected them to this year, but there were still some surprises thrown into the mix. There may not be many draft analysts raving about the value of the prospects Pittsburgh was able to land, but their draft could prove to be a solid haul.
Though it’s still years too early in the process to properly evaluate each of their picks, here’s my initial draft grades for each Steelers selection int the 2020 NFL Draft:
WR Chase Claypool (2nd round): C+
Chase Claypool is a very good athlete with incredible size for the wide receiver position, but this pick almost seemed like it was made out of necessity. After a swift run on wide receivers early in the second round, Pittsburgh elected to go with Claypool.
The Steelers needed depth at a receiver, but their top three have proved to be pretty good football players. Claypool will have a chance to make a big impact as early as his rookie season, but he’s a player who likely rose a little too high because of his testing numbers.