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Alabama - Crimson Tide


Josh Chapman

Josh Chapman - #99 - DT-NT

Height: 6-0 5/8
Weight: 316
Speed: 5.04
Arm: 32
Hand: 11 1/8
Wingspan: 76 1/8
Birthdate: 06/10/1989
Hometown: Hoover, AL
Grade: 5.32

PROSPECT MEASURABLES

Event Ht Wt Hand Arm Wing Wonderlic 40 yard BP BJ VJ 20s 60s 3 Cn
03/07/2012 Alabama Pro Day 6-0 5/8 319 11 1/8 30 1/4 75 3/8 29
02/29/2012 Combine 6-0 5/8 316 11 1/8 32 76 1/8
03/15/2011 Junior Pro Day 6-0 7/8 316 11 30 3/8 75 5/8 5.04

 

Notes:

Prepped at Hoover (Ala.) High. Played three games as a true freshman in 2007 before a shoulder injury ended his season (received a medical hardship waiver). Played all 14 games in ’08, starting twice, and tallied 16 tackles, four for loss and zero sacks. In ’09, had 17-2 1⁄2-1⁄2 in 13 games. Sat out against South Carolina (abdominal strain). Following the departure of Baltimore Ravens ’10 second-rounder Terrence Cody, started 12-of-13 games at nose tackle in ’10, producing 31-3 1⁄2-1 with two batted passes. Totaled 23-3 1⁄2-1 with two batted passes in ’11 after starting 11-of-12 games. Suffered a torn ACL and meniscus in his left knee Oct. 1 against Florida but played with the injury the rest of the season, missing only the Georgia Southern game. Had knee surgery in January and did not perform at the Combine or Alabama’s pro day.

Positives:

Has meat hooks for hands. Stoutly built — substantial body thickness with a sturdy trunk. Anchors with natural leverage — plays square, holds his ground and clogs running lines. Can stack and shed. Diagnoses and locates the ball. Moves well for a 300-pounder. Very physically tough — has proven he will play through multiple injuries (shoulder, knee) and has a high pain threshhold. Stable personal and football character — hardworking, outgoing and well-respected.

Negatives:

Lacks ideal height and has short arms. Wide, stiff hips (cannot work the edges). Average athletic ability. Limited suddenness and explosion. Could stand to play with more violence in his hands. Marginal pass-rush value — does not threaten with upfield quickness or power. Played in rotation on a deep defensive line and could stand to improve conditioning. 

Summary:

Stout, gritty, two-down, block-occupying plugger with a lunchpail mentality. Can provide a team comfort knowing what it’s getting given his dependable play for a national champion.


Josh 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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