Ty Chandler, RB: University of North Carolina – The Steel Study 2022 NFL Draft Prospect Cheatsheet

By Jeremy Hritz

Height: 5’11
Weight: 200
40 (est.): 4.4
College: University of North Carolina 
Career Stats
– 603 carries, 3138 yards, 5.2 yard average, 26 touchdowns
– 73 receptions, 681 yards, 4 touchdowns
– Quick, has burst, and has impressive straight-line speed
– North and south runner who can run between the tackles, but also make plays in space
– Sturdy, compact frame
– Quality, reliable hands
Areas for Growth
– Not a great pass protector
– Vision is sometimes questionable, as there is some hesitation in decisiveness 
– Did not break many tackles 
– Runs somewhat upright 
Best-Case Scenario
– Can develop into a #2 RB, or a 3rd down back able to capitalize on his burst and speed
Likely Reality
– Gets a shot with an NFL team as a possible #3, 3rd down runner
Projected Round
– 7th round, priority undrafted free agent
Potential to Land with Steelers
The Steelers need a complementary runner to Najee Harris, and Chandler could possibly be that. Productive at both Tennessee and North Carolina, some argue Chandler can be a 3-down back, but he is better suited for spot-duty in the NFL. His burst, stocky frame, and straight-line speed make him an interesting prospect to consider as lightning to Harris’s thunder. Could potentially pull Chandler as an undrafted rookie free agent. 

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