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Josh Chapman, DT

School: Alabama  |  Conference: SEC
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Hoover , AL
Height/Weight: 6-1 / 316 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.
96113-4
Latest News
04/30/2012 - A closer look at the Colts picks: 5/136 - Josh Chapman, NT, 6-1, 316, Alabama...Chapman suffered a torn ACL and meniscus in his left knee on Oct. 1. An outstanding talent who will push for a starting job if healthy. - The Sports Xchange

04/23/2012 - Thursday night, the NFL draft starts and the Raiders don't pick. Oakland, in fact, won't add a player until late Friday, with the 95th selection - and new general manager Reggie McKenzie will be a jittery mess in anticipation. After all, this is the first pick of his regime in Oakland. The first pick since the face of the Raiders, owner Al Davis, died last year. This is a big deal, maybe the biggest ... third-round ... pick ... ever. McKenzie was asked if he is going to be OK on Thursday night, watching other GMs do their thing while he waits. "Absolutely not," he said. "I won't be OK. It's hard to sleep now. It's an exciting time. ... Coach Davis, this has been his deal since the Raiders were the Raiders. "I am the new guy. This is my first time drafting after a legend has been drafting for the Raiders for so long. So, it's huge. But I am excited about it, and I am looking forward to it." The Raiders don't draft in the first round because of the Carson Palmer trade last year, and they don't draft in the second round because they traded that pick to New England for tackle Joe Barksdale and running back Taiwan Jones last year. They used their third-round pick on quarterback Terrelle Pryor last year in the supplemental draft, but got one back as a compensatory pick for losing free-agent cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha. - Vittorio Tafur, The San Francisco Chronicle

04/09/2012 - 2012 NFL COMBINE MEDICAL RECHECK: DT Josh Chapman, Alabama (6-1, 316): In a remarkable testament to Chapman's toughness and dedication, the Alabama senior nose guard played through much of the 2011 season on a left knee with a torn ACL and meniscus. Chapman underwent surgery to repair the torn ligaments Jan. 17 and will not be able to work out before the draft. Like with Paige-Moss, doctors will want to see how the rehabilitation is proceeding. - Frank Cooney, NFLDraftScout.com

03/13/2012 - NFL DRAFT SCOUT TOP DOWN DEFENSIVE LINEMEN: Josh Chapman, DT, Alabama, 6-1, 316, 2-3...Chapman certainly would be higher on everybody's list, but he had surgery on Jan. 17 to repair a torn ACL. The injury actually occurred in an Oct. 1 game against Florida. But he played through the season before getting the surgery. Ironically, the importance and ability of this stout nose tackle was perhaps most dramatically demonstrated in Alabama's Nov. 19 game, the only one he sat out, when Georgia Southern took advantage of his absence and rushed for 302 yards. Although Chapman did seem less than 100 percent during most of the 2011 season, scouts took special note that he played injured. Previously, one of the questions about him was whether he had the dedication to be the best he could be. And when he is healthy, his best is impressive. Chapman is a short, stout, strongman who is especially good against the run. He plays with a powerful base and uses his strong arms and hands to discard blockers. - Frank Cooney, The Sports Xchange

03/07/2012 - Quotes from Alabama's Pro Day, Defensive Lineman Josh Chapman: On Chapman's injury [torn ACL]: "It's pretty good. They are trying to tell me to get back the right way, don't rush it. I'm one of those guys, wherever I end up, I end up --- just want to be a part of anyone's team. Those guys, they love me because I played the season with an injury, but at the same time I just want to be on someone's team." On what playing through an injury shows to scouts: "I mean, it speaks volumes. I feel that I finished the season strong, and I'm a competitor, and I just love the game of football." On if scouts bring up the rarity of playing through an ACL injury: "It comes up a lot in interviews, but at the same time I don't use that to help me out; I just use my game film and just go from there." - Alabama football

01/21/2012 - Nose guard Josh Chapman, one of the stars of Alabama's outstanding defense, had surgery on Tuesday to repair a torn anterior cruciate ligament, and he revealed to the Birmingham News that he had played most of the season with that knee injury. Chapman is an NFL prospect but he had to withdraw from the Senior Bowl and will participate in only the bench press and the interview session during the NFL combine. Chapman sustained his injury in a game against Florida on Oct. 1. A few days later, an MRI revealed he had torn the anterior cruciate ligament and meniscus in his left knee. "Dr. (Lyle) Cain said he's never seen a guy that can have a torn ACL and still stay that stable," Chapman told the Birmingham News. Chapman decided to delay surgery and finish out the season. He missed one game, but played in the eight others that followed the injury. Chapman played a total of 12 games this past season, sitting out Alabama's 45-21 win over Georgia Southern on Nov. 19. Georgia Southern rolled up 302 rushing yards against the Crimson Tide. Chapman finished the season with 23 tackles, one sack and two pass breakups. - The Sports Xchange

01/09/2012 - Scouting the Alabama run defense: Few teams can hope to run the ball with any consistency against the Crimson Tide. LSU is one of them as it has a solid O-line and a stable of backs which offer different attributes. As long as DT Josh Chapman wins his share of plays at the scrimmage line, though, it's hard to see Alabama getting gashed that often. - The Sports Xchange

01/09/2012 - PLAYERS TO WATCH: DT Josh Chapman (knee) is another player who will benefit from having 43 days between the Auburn game and the LSU rematch. Chapman missed a Nov. 19 win over Georgia Southern and returned at Auburn, but should be at full strength for LSU. - The Sports Xchange

12/07/2011 - 2011 ALL-SEC FOOTBALL SECOND TEAM (COACHES): DL - Josh Chapman, Alabama, has been selected All-SEC Conference Second Team for the 2011 college football season as voted upon by the SEC head coaches. Chapman, the anchor of the Alabama defensive line, started in 11 games this season at nose guard. The Hoover, Ala., native has 22 tackles in 2011, including 3.5 for loss and one sack. He has been instrumental in helping the Tide lead the nation in rushing yards allowed with just 74.9 given up per game. - Alabama football

12/07/2011 - 2011 ASSOCIATED PRESS ALL-SEC FOOTBALL SECOND TEAM: DT - Josh Chapman, Alabama, 6-1, 310, Sr., has been selected All-SEC Conference Second Team for the 2011 college football season as voted on by The Associated Press. Chapman, the anchor of the Alabama defensive line, started in 11 games this season at nose guard. The Hoover, Ala., native has 22 tackles in 2011, including 3.5 for loss and one sack. He has been instrumental in helping the Tide lead the nation in rushing yards allowed with just 74.9 given up per game. - Alabama football

10/31/2011 - Nick Saban says there's no magic formula to winning big games. Saban and No. 2 Alabama are gearing up for Saturday night's visit from top-ranked LSU with the winner keeping an inside track to the national championship game. Saban says such games typically come down to execution and turnovers. The Tigers are seeking their first 9-0 start since 1973 in the much-hyped game. Both teams had open dates last weekend to extend the buildup and each have won a national title over the past five years. It's the first 1 versus 2 SEC matchup outside the league championship game. It's only the 23rd time it's happened in the regular season since the AP poll began in 1936. Says Tide noseguard Josh Chapman: "We live for games like this." - AP Sports

07/19/2011 - 2011 SEC PRESEASON ALL-SEC FIRST TEAM (COACHES): DL Josh Chapman, Alabama, Sr., has been selected All-SEC Football Preseason First Team for the 2011 college football season as selected by the SEC head football coaches. - SEC football

 
Latest News
04/30/2012 - A closer look at the Colts picks: 5/136 - Josh Chapman, NT, 6-1, 316, Alabama...Chapman suffered a torn ACL and meniscus in his left knee on Oct. 1. An outstanding talent who will push for a starting job if healthy. - The Sports Xchange

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