Ben Roethlisberger Chase Claypool
Ben Roethlisberger has high praise for Chase Claypool. After his four touchdown performance, is it safe to call Claypool an emerging star? (STEVEN M. FALK/Philadelphia Inquirer)

Ben Roethlisberger Has High Praise For Chase Claypool

Chase Claypool had himself a day in Week 5 against the Philadelphia Eagles. Claypool scored four touchdowns on seven receptions for 110-yards. Claypool beasted and feasted on the defense during Canadian Thanksgiving no less.

It’s safe to say Ben Roethlisberger loves Chase Claypool. Big Ben bragged about rookie wide receiver after the game:

“He’s talented,” Ben Roethlisberger said of Claypool, via ESPN’s Brooke Pryor. “He has got some God-given abilities that not many people in this world have. He’s big, fast and strong, and he’s very, very smart. So we’re able to do those things like move him around and do some things with him. That last touchdown is a perfect example. Changed the play, and he makes it happen. I just have to give him a little bit of a cue, and it’s awesome.”

It’s hard to see this performance just being a fluke. Sure, Claypool won’t score four touchdowns every week, but the man is talented. The Notre Dame product checks in at 6-foot-4 and ran a 4.42 at the combine. It’s rare to find that size and speed combination.

Claypool was an excellent player with the Irish. I had him ranked as my number one rated tight end in the draft. The fact of the matter is, Claypool is just a mismatch weapon. Pittsburgh has found a way to unleash him as the Steelers usually do with young wideouts.

The Steelers have a hell of a set of weapons going right now. JuJu Smith-Schuster, Diontae Johnson, and Eric Ebron are as good as it gets. Throw Claypool in? Oh, boy! Antonio Brown who? The Steelers, of course, never needed that clown.