Caleb Chandler 2023 NFL Draft Scouting Report
- First Team All-ACC Team (2021)
- Has participated in more than 40 career games
- Scheme tendencies: Zone blocking scheme
- 2022 projected role: Starting IOL
Pros: Caleb Chandler is an active offensive lineman that is asked to make blocks on every level of the defense. In the run game, Chandler has the athleticism to work to the second level and beyond to make effective blocks. Once on the second level, he has the athletic ability to gather himself to make contact with defenders in space. In pass protection, Chandler shows off his short-area quickness. He has the ability to react to twists and stunts by the defense to pick up new defenders that show. Chandler also does a good job of moving his feet while engaged with defenders to try and sustain the blocks as long as possible. Overall, due to his athleticism and high IQ, Chandler is an interior offensive lineman with great upside as a player.
Cons: Caleb Chandler’s deficiencies as a player derive from what appears to be a lack of upper-body strength. In the run game, Chandler does a good job of making contact with defenders but there are times that he is easily shed. On zone stretch plays, there are instances where he fails to maintain the line of scrimmage and ends up being displaced two or three yards in the backfield. In pass protection, his lack of upper-body strength shows in how he fails to really anchor on rushers who are attempting to collapse the pocket. Chandler has good traits that make him a good interior offensive lineman, but he could benefit from getting stronger in both his upper body and lower body to help him sustain blocks better.
Caleb Chandler NFL Draft Scouting Report by Keith Sanchez