RD 4 – Chase Claypool WR Notre Dame
With a rebuilt offensive line to provide holes for Saquon Barkley to run and one that keeps Daniel Jones upright so that he can throw the ball downfield to Barkley, Sterling Shepard, Darius Slayton, Evan Engram, and Golden Tate (if the team retains him in the offseason), the NY Giants offense is suddenly difficult for defenses to contend with.
With the selection of Chase Claypool in the fourth round, the offense becomes even more deadly as Danny Dimes now has a legitimate red-zone target. In another draft year, Claypool likely goes in the second or third round of the draft at the latest. However, the 2020 draft is bursting at the seams with high-end talent at wideout, causing the Irish star to slip to the 100th pick.
By selecting Claypool, the Giants get a big body wide receiver with length, athleticism, and strength to haul in passes over defenders. At 6’5″ and 235-pounds, Claypool is a difficult matchup for most cornerbacks because of his size but presents a challenge to linebackers and safeties because of his speed.
With as good of hands and concentration as anyone in the draft, Claypool is the type of wide receiver who makes the difficult catches look routine. In addition, he is a great route runner, which makes him a versatile option in the passing game, as he isn’t the prototypical vertical and post route receiver.
With the plethora of offensive weapons at the disposal of a deadly accurate Daniel Jones, game planning for this offense becomes a nightmare for defensive coordinators. Oh, and as an added bonus, let’s not forget that Jones possesses the ability to tuck the ball and rush at any time as well.
This is going to be epic!