The 2023 NFL offseason is here and that means it’s time for mock drafts, draft profiles and everything that goes with them. So without further ado, here’s one of many Draft Profiles for the 2023 NFL draft.
Caleb Chandler, G, Louisville
WT: 297 lbs
– PFF first team All-American 2021
– All-ACC honors since 2021
– ACC Offensive Lineman of the Week 2021
– Chandler does a nice job working with teammates to build the pocket, anchoring against bull rushers and displaying good awareness against stunts and twists.
– He thrives on physicality, often out-grappling bigger defensive linemen and winning in the phone booth with tenacity and upper-body strength.
– Shows excellent awareness when presented with stunts and blitzes, and Chandler works well with teammates on combo blocks
– When his hand placement is right, he has the strong grip that allows him to manhandle opponents. Chandler plays with a mean streak and keeps the nastiness going through the whistle.
– Takes much more pride in the run game, where he plays through the whistle with tremendous physicality.
– More of a waist bender with subpar feet, and Chandler too often ends up reaching and lunging when going against quickness.
– Often gets too high in his sets, sacrificing some of his power, and he doesn’t show great coordination between his upper and lower body when sliding back in pass protection.
– Attacks when necessary, though he won’t consistently dominate and can lose balance overextending.
– Not physically imposing and has average overall strength. Upper body gets over his feet too often and he easily loses his balance.
In 2020 as a junior Chandler saw action in 11 games and totaled 657 snaps. He gave up an impressive 6 QB hurries, no QB hits, and 3 sacks while playing at left guard.
In 2021 as a senior Chandler saw action in 13 games and played a total of 853 snaps for the Cardinals. He allowed an impressive 6 QB hurries, one QB hit, and no sacks while playing at left guard.
In 2022 as a fifth year senior Chandler saw action in 12 games and played a total of 695 snaps for the Cardinals. He allowed an impressive 8 QB hurries, 2 QB hits, and no sacks while playing at left guard.
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