He made that declaration during his recent guesting on the “I Am Athlete” podcast.
His words received mixed reactions, ranging from the encouraging to the disparaging.
Some football fans like the confidence he exudes and they see his statement as motivation.
After all, why would he say that he is a top-15 or top-20 wideout?
Such a statement already puts a limit to Claypool that he couldn’t be one of the best.
Now that he has said this, it’s time for him to prove his claim.
Meanwhile, some football fans and experts laughed at Claypool’s claim.
It is easy to discredit his words, especially if the conversation goes to statistics.
He hasn’t reached 1,000 yards in each of his first two seasons while Justin Jefferson has an average of 1,508 yards per year.
As some fans laugh at what Claypool said, NFL analyst Trey Wingo found a category to which he belongs.
I mean… he’s top 3 in celebrating a 1st down in a 2:00 drill that wastes time https://t.co/jl09pPwpFV
— trey wingo (@wingoz) June 20, 2022
In response to Caesars Sportsbook’s question, Wingo reacted, “I mean… he’s top 3 in celebrating a first down in a 2:00 drill that wastes time.”
He does have a penchant for excessive celebrations, especially when time is working against them.
Has Claypool Been Limited By Quarterback Play?
Could it be that an older Ben Roethlisberger did not put Claypool in the best situation to succeed?
He had underthrown balls in his final season and they could have been on-target early in his career.
This season, it looks like Mitchell Trubisky will be the Steelers’ starting quarterback.
Will he help Claypool fulfill his statement of being a top-three receiver?
They must develop their chemistry to help the Steelers clinch another playoff appearance.