Sean Chandler

Temple
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Prospect Info

College
Temple
Hometown
Class
Camden, NJ
Senior
Height
Weight
Arms
5' 11"
205 lbs
30 3/4”
Hands
8 1/4”

Prospect Grade

4.99
Should Be in an NFL Training Camp
How We Grade
40 Yard Dash
4.65
Seconds
 
Bench Press
16
Reps
 
Vertical Jump
34.5
INCHES
 
Broad Jump
119.0
INCHES
 
3 Cone Drill
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Seconds
 
20 Yd Shuttle
4.62
Seconds
 
60 Yd Shuttle
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Chandler is known as "Champ" around his hometown of Camden, New Jersey, overcoming a rough childhood to excel for the Owls during his career. He was the Philadelphia Inquirer Defensive Player of the Year as a high school senior, picking off eight passes and returning three for touchdowns. As a freshman, he started all but the opener, making 65 tackles, intercepting one pass (against NFL Hall of Famer Joe Montana's son, Nick) and breaking up eight others. Chandler's sophomore season was no disappointment, as he earned second-team All-AAC honors by starting every game, posting 65 stops (5.5 for loss), intercepting four passes (taking back two for scores) and breaking up 10 others. He also impressed as a punt returner (17 returns, 206 yards). He repeated the second-team all-conference accolades in 2016 (51 tackles, 3.5 for loss, two interceptions) despite moving from cornerback to free safety. Chandler was named honorable mention All-AAC as a senior, starting all 12 games and finishing with 74 tackles, 1.5 for loss, two interceptions, and three pass breakups (two punt returns for 9 yards).
By Lance Zierlein
NFL Analyst
Draft Projection
Priority free agent
NFL Comparison
Jahleel Addae
Overview
It is hard to bet against Chandler considering his toughness, resilience and four years of production. While he does have corner and safety experience, he may lack the instincts and range to make plays from a high safety spot. He's more than tough enough to handle run support duties as a classic strong safety, but he's not as big as teams will like. Chandler has some special teams value and a load of intangibles. He's a good, but limited safety who could become a solid backup.
Strengths
  • Four-year starter and highly regarded by everyone in the program
  • Mentally tough with history of defeating adversity
  • Mature playing style
  • Does what needs to be done around line of scrimmage as tackler
  • Steps into run fits and wraps tightly around runner's legs to finish as solo tackler
  • Looks to pull the ball free when he can
  • Pursues ball with consistent vigor
  • Opportunistic
  • The football finds him in coverage
  • Ten career interceptions
  • Quick to tackle after catch
  • Aware from shallow zone
  • Cornerback experience shows when guarding slot
  • Always plays under control
  • Covers kicks and can return punts
Weaknesses
  • Stocky build is on the borderline for size at the position
  • Struggles to disengage from big blocking receivers and tight ends
  • Can be bowled over by runners if pads are too high at impact
  • Short strider with average field speed
  • Below average getting over the top in single-high or two-deep
  • Needs better reaction speed to close on throws in his neighborhood
  • Has slight hitch before his plant to drive
  • Lax in getting to deep responsibilities and ends up guarding space
  • Doesn't shade according to quarterback's eyes
  • Baited near end zone rather than playing with vision and instincts in coverage

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GRADE
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