Why Steelers could trade Chase Claypool
Chase Claypool has had quite the fall from grace since being one of the most heavily touted rookie receivers from a few seasons ago. Last year was a down year as inconsistencies and immaturity seemed to plague him all season. While he can recover and be an impact player, the Steelers could test his trade market as well.
All of the talk has stemmed from George Pickens dominating training camp so far. The second-round pick has looked every bit of the part of a receiver that should have gone higher in the draft. Behind him, Calvin Austin looks like he can be an impact player sooner than later as his speed has been on display. Even veteran slot receiver Anthony Miller has been a steady presence for the team.
With Pickens having the ability to play in Claypool’s spot, the team could opt to trade the veteran. He would easily fetch the most return of the names on this list. While trading an asset on a developing offense is risky, it may be wise to get the most for Claypool now before his value drops anymore. With Diontae Johnson now locked up, the writing may be on the wall for Claypool long-term.
While the Steelers don’t have to force any trade right now, they have some names that could be added to the trade block in order to gauge interest. All four of these players could be replaced if the team opted to trade them sometime during training camp.