With the 2020 NFL Draft set to begin on Thursday evening, the reports continue to trickle in about who teams have met with both before and during the novel coronavirus pandemic. For the Buffalo Bills, a recent tweet via Post Media and Toronto Sun columnist John Kryk adds an interesting nugget connecting them to Notre Dame wide receiver Chase Claypool.
The Bills reportedly worked Claypool out prior to the NFL’s league-wide shutdown due to COVID-19. The 6’4” 238-lb Fighting Irish receiver was a main talking point of the 2020 NFL Scouting Combine after running a 4.42 40-yard dash. While the meeting took place before the Bills traded for Stefon Diggs, Claypool has reportedly also since met with the Bills (among other teams) over a call since the shutdown occurred.
Claypool was starting to be looked at as a potential tight end prior to the combine taking place. With an impressive performance during workouts, Claypool has proven his worth as a potential “big slot” wide receiver at the next level. Claypool also went on record to say that teams are looking at him as a potential flex tight end for their team. Claypool will likely hear his name called at some point on Day 2 of the 2020 NFL Draft.