Abbotsford’s Chase Claypool fields questions from the media on Wednesday at the NFL Scouting Combine. (Twitter)

Abbotsford’s Chase Claypool fields questions from the media on Wednesday at the NFL Scouting Combine. (Twitter)

Abbotsford’s Chase Claypool enters the NFL Combine

Abby Senior grad hoping to wow scouts during important pre-draft event

Abbotsford Senior Secondary School grad Chase Claypool is set to test his skills in front of National Football League scouts and coaches later today at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis.

Yesterday (Wednesday) Claypool impressed those in attendance in the bench press competition, lifting 225 pounds a total of 19 times.

The 2016 ASSS grad and former Notre Dame Fighting Irish wide receiver entered the combine as the heaviest wide receiver at the combine. He also gained nine pounds from when he weighed in at the Senior Bowl back on Jan. 25.

Later today he will perform drills such as the 40 yard dash, vertical jump, broad jump, three cone drill, 20 yard shuttle and 60 yard shuttle. Those results will be compared and contrasted with other top prospects and will go a long way in determining where he is chosen in the 2020 NFL Draft, which runs from April 23 to 25 in Las Vegas.

Yesterday also saw Claypool field questions from the media in attendance.

NFL teams also requested that Claypool do tight end drills, due to his size. He told media that much of the increased weight he had earlier this week was due to water, and he has dropped several pounds since that initial weigh-in.

Earlier this week it was also reported online that Claypool met and spoke with representatives from both the Buffalo Bills and the New York Giants.

According to his nfl.com prospect profile, Claypool is graded a 6.4 – meaning that they predict he will be a starter within his first two seasons.

Visit abbynews.com for more coverage of the combine.

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