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Grade
5.1 ?

Draft Analysis:

  • 5'9" Height
  • 180LBS. Weight

Overview

His father, Mike, played receiver for the Vikings and Saints (1983-89), coached in NFL Europe and currently works as Tennessee State's offensive coordinator. Chandler is a Los Angeles native who also ran track in high school. Redshirted in 2009. Played all 13 games in 2010, starting three, and had 54 receptions for 474 yards (8.8-yard average) and a touchdown. Started 9 of 12 games in 2011, catching 61 passes for 566 yards (9.3) and two TDs. Played all 13 games in 2012, starting three, and produced 54 catches for 691 passes (12.8) for 11 TDs. Started 11 of 12 games in 2013 (gave way to extra tight end in season opener). Led Spartan receivers with 79 catches for 1,356 yards (17.2) and a school single-season record 15 TDs. Also had 18 career carries for 116 yards (6.4) and a touchdown. Notched 17 career tackles on special teams. Owns SJSU career marks for receptions (248) and touchdown receptions (29). One of two players in NCAA history to score a touchdown rushing, receiving and by fumble recovery in the same game (Hawaii, 2011). Team captain.

Analysis

Strengths

Has a feel for where to settle in zone coverage. Shows toughness to catch in traffic. Confident and competitive.

Weaknesses

Is short with very short arms and small hands. Not exceptionally fast for a smaller receiver. Average creativity and limited strength after the catch. Production inflated by lateral passing game and porous defenses.

Draft Projection

Round 7-Priority free agent

Bottom Line

Smallish, productive slot receiver who plays bigger than his size and flashes the short-area quickness and zone awareness to compete for a job. Small hands and lack of physicality are limiting factors.
-Nolan Nawrocki
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Grade Title
9.00-10 Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-8.99 Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99 Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49 Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.50-6.99 Chance to become Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.00-6.49 Should become instant starter
5.50-5.99 Chance to become NFL starter
5.20-5.49 NFL backup or special teams potential
5.01-5.19 Better-than-average chance to make NFL roster
5.00 50-50 Chance to make NFL roster
4.75-4.99 Should be in an NFL training camp
4.50-4.74 Chance to be in an NFL training camp
No Grade Likely needs time in developmental league.

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