Chapman is your quintessential 34 NT. He’s limited in the pass rush department, and won’t rack up tackles for loss, but he’ll be a tremendous anchor to the center of your defense. He’ll also keep blockers off your linebackers.
Chapman has the ideal frame you are looking for in a 34 NT as his build is reminiscent of a fire hydrant. Chapman has extremely strong anchoring skills and is very difficult to move off the football. He maintains great leverage due to his frame and superior hand placement. He also holds very well against the double team, and has the ability to get offensive linemen off balance. Chapman also doesn’t allow runners to slip out of his tackles or break them.
Chapman is far from an explosive player. He doesn’t get off the line with a great burst, and very rarely penetrates. Chapman also lacks a lot of range off his frame. He doesn’t move down the line all that well, and is only really a factor in tight quarters. Chapman won’t really do anything in the pass rush department either as he does not change directions well, or show any kind of flexibility to allude blocks. Chapman also has an injury history.