RB – #19 North Carolina
Year: Redshirt Senior
High School: Montgomery Bell Academy (Nashville, TN)
HS Rating: 4 star (0.9679)
Phil Steele: PS#10
Ty Chandler Scouting Report
Average speed. Doesn’t have the speed to turn the corner effectively. Chandler doesn’t change direction well. Struggles to maintain his control. Can make minor adjustments to his run path flawlessly but doesn’t have the athleticism to be a one-cut back.
North/south style of runner. Very tough and is a matchup problem in the secondary. Strong, powerful runner. What’s crazy is that I believe he could be an even better power back if he ran lower, has an upright posture about his style. Doesn’t particularly offer brute style. Struggles to accelerate, especially after a cut. Misses holes while trying to run an outside zone. Get’s caught dancing in the hole and waiting too long a lot, looking for a lane to open up, instead of putting his head down.
Shows good contact balance in power situations. Good run strength. Runs too high to be as effective as he could be. Chandler shows good hands and is capable as a receiver out of the backfield. Good power when working into a block. Impressive.
What we want to see from Ty Chandler in Los Angeles
- We want to see Ty Chandler more as a receiver. He wasn’t utilized often on third downs as North Carolina tended to sub him out on passing downs. We’ve seen him capable of working out of the backfield as a check down, but can he create space with route running ability? It will be something to keep an eye on.
Pre-Collegiate Bowl projection
Ty Chandler projects best as a rotational back in a spread system. With the lack of reps as a receiver, it’s hard to project him being much more. Chandler also didn’t show much improvement over his collegiate career, so there isn’t really any projected upside to see.
We like Chandler as a seventh-round/priority free agent prospect, where he will hope to get in a depleted backfield and earn his way into a rotation.