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Asa Chapman

Asa Chapman - #98 - DT

Height: 6-3 5/8
Weight: 398
Speed: 6.19
Arm: 34
Hand: 10 1/4
Wingspan: 78 1/4
Birthdate: 06/28/1987
Hometown: Orange, VA
Grade: 4.85

PROSPECT MEASURABLES

Event Ht Wt Hand Arm Wing Wonderlic 40 yard BP BJ VJ 20s 60s 3 Cn
03/16/2012 Richmond Pro Day 6-3 5/8 398 10 1/8 33 1/8 80 5/8 6.19 25 7'9" 25 5.17 8.40
03/06/2012 Liberty Pro Day 6-4 3/4 386 10 32 1/8 80 3/8 5.93 27 7'8" 25 5.21 14.44 8.55
03/15/2011 Junior Pro Day 6-4 384 10 1/4 34 78 1/4 5.40

 

Notes:

The Virginia prep also participated in basketball and threw the shot put in track. Committed to Virginia but did not have the grades to get admitted and attended Fork Union Military Academy in 2006. Accepted a scholarship offer from West Virginia for the ’07 season but was arrested for felony malicious wounding (found not guilty), while breaking up a fight, in June and the scholarship was rescinded. Began his career in ’08 at Liberty, playing in all 12 games and recording 10 tackles, one tackle for loss and zero sacks. In ’09, started 10-of-11 games played at nose guard and posted 40-11⁄2-0 with one forced fumble. Was an All-Big South performer in ’10, making all 11 starts and recording 41-31⁄2-2 with one forced fumble. Chapman was arrested in August ’11 and charged with one count each of felony cocaine possession, misdemeanor marijuana possession and driving with a suspended license. Was suspended indefinitely and missed the first three games before being reinstated and appearing in eight games (six starts) with 35-21⁄2-1.

Positives:

Rare mass — it takes a $25 cab ride to get around him and he is rarely knocked off his spot. Has tree-trunk legs that cannot be uprooted. Good grip strength to control blockers. Smart and articulate. Very durable.

Negatives:

Average instincts. Plays upright. Raw hand use. Marginal explosion and power. Very limited playing range. Character must be evaluated. Has had some ankle injuries.

Summary:

A pure two-down, inside clogger with intriguing size to clog the middle of an odd front.


Asa Chapman's Draft Stock

PFW Grade Scale
GradeRound
7.01-9.00Top 10
6.01-7.001
6.001-2
5.61-5.992
5.602-3
5.41-5.593
5.403-4
5.31-5.394
5.304-5
5.21-5.295
5.205-6
5.16-5.196
5.156-7
5.11-5.147
5.107-PFA
4.75-5.09PFA
4.00-4.74FA

*PFW Grade indicates the value PFW assigned to prospects.

*Draft Projection indicates where players are more likely to be drafted and reflects the consensus opinion from the NFL scouting community.


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