2012 Scouting Report: Josh Chapman, NT, Alabama


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



G Solo Assisted Total Total/G
12 10 13 23 1.92
Tackles For Loss
12 3.5 9 0.29
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



Games: 49

Tackles: 82

TFL: 13

Sacks: 2




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



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



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.




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