Josh Chapman NFL Draft prospect notes

BATON ROUGE LA - NOVEMBER 06: Quarterback Jarrett Lee #12 of the Louisiana State University Tigers is sacked by Josh Chapman #99 of the Alabama Crimson Tide at Tiger Stadium on November 6 2010 in Baton Rouge Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

Josh Chapman
6'1, 315 pounds | Defensive tackle | Alabama

First word:
On the Alabama defense, it's easy to get overlooked amidst the star linebackers and defensive backs like Dre Kirkpatrick and Robert Lester. That's especially the case when you're a stocky 6-foot-1 and 315 pounds in the middle of the Tide's 3-4 set. That is the case for senior nose tackle Josh Chapman.

He's a steady force in the middle, though his game lacks the flash and dynamism of some noses the past couple of seasons. But if there's a team looking for a tough-to-move nose in the second or third round of the 2012 NFL Draft, Chapman would be a perfect fit.



Notes:

• Is short and gets low and uses natural leverage, which helps him routinely beat and offensive lineman.

• Is mainly a space filler of a nose tackle. Chapman is hard to move off the blocks, but he's not a very agile lineman.

• Shouldn't be relied on as a pass rusher, which makes you think he may only be a two-down lineman at the next level.

• Gets most of his penetration on passing plays by pushing the offensive lineman backward into the pocket.

• Uses a good leg drive to push forward and maintain his positioning.

• Can be a dangerous tackler when he hits someone on the move. Has used a devastating pancake tackle.

• Possesses NFL-ready strength for the position.
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