2012 Scouting Report: Josh Chapman, NT, Alabama


Measurables

6’1 316 pounds, 11 7/8 inch hands, 32″ arm long arms

Stats

2011:

Tackles
G Solo Assisted Total Total/G
12 10 13 23 1.92
Tackles For Loss
G TFL TFL Yards TFL/G
12 3.5 9 0.29
Sacks
G Sacks Sack Yards Sacks/G
12 1.0 3 0.08
Misc. Defense
G Passes Broken Up QB Hurries Fumbles Forced Kicks/Punts Blocked
12 2 0 0 0

 

Career:

Games: 49

Tackles: 82

TFL: 13

Sacks: 2

 

 

Pros:

Plays at a premium position

Has experience playing NT in a 3-4 Scheme

Occupies blockers and keeps those behind him clean

Very strong at point of attack

Very active hands and can disengage from blocks very well

Low center of gravity allows him to get under blockers shoulder pads

Great Bull Rush

Plays well in Big Games

Played through injuries in 2011

 

Cons:

Not able to swat many passes down due to height

Will not be able to perform well in a 4-3 defense

Lacks pass rush moves

Not explosive, mostly a lane clogger

only one year as a starter

Conditioning issues? Gets taken off the field a lot

 

Player Comparison:           Casey Hampton

 

Round Projection:               Late 1st to mid 2nd Round

 

Summary:

Josh Chapman is the straw that stirs the Alabama defense.  He occupies blockers and allows LB’s to flow freely to the ball.  It is unique to get a 3-4 NT from College who plays in a 3-4 scheme.  He is NFL ready and has the body composition to gain weight and not lose production.  I think he is the #1 NT in the draft but is not as flashy as Ta’Amu or Poe.  Ask the Ravens if they like his mentor Terrence Cody.  Alabama NT just flat out stops the run.  Teams in a 3-4 picking in the early 2nd round could target him or late first such as: Jets, Steelers, Chiefs, Chargers, Cowboys, Redskins, Packers, or Texans.

 

Video

 

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