a long and lean muscular body…Shows the leg strength to consistently get
his kickoffs five yards deep…Has a very quick kicking release (1.28 seconds)…Very
accurate on his placements…Has the leg strength to kick in poor weather
conditions…Cool under pressure…Right-footed upright kicker who will put
in the time needed in practice to improve…Gets good hang time (4.2 seconds)
and distance (averaged 66 yards) on his kickoffs.
less than 85% of his conversions during his career as his kicks tend to
come off low with little rise…Gets marginal height on his kickoffs and
needs to refine his leg follow-through.
Ranks as one of the nation's premier
place kickers…The former walk-on closed out his career as Florida's all-time
leading scorer (368 points) and field goal kicker (67 made)…His 368 points
rank third in Southeastern Conference annals while his 67 field goals rank
fourth and his field goal percentage (83.8%) rank second…A redshirt senior,
who was granted an extension of his eligibility by the NCAA last year…A
semifinalist for the Groza National Placekicker of the Year Award in 1999
and 2000, he holds the school’s post-season record with a 51-yard field
goal in the 2001 Sugar Bowl.
5.0 in the 40-yard dash…1.28-second
kick quickness…4.2-second average hang time on kickoffs…66-yard average
on kickoffs…31-inch arm length…9 ½-inch hands…33 Wonderlic score.
1997 graduate of Mandarin (Jacksonville,
Fla.) High…Played wide receiver and was also an All-District kicker and
punter…Three-time All-Gateway Conference goalkeeper in soccer and also
lettered in tennis…Named to the All-Academic Team for Jacksonville and
was a finalist for Jacksonville National Football Foundation Scholar Award…Member
of the Key Club and Arrive Alive.
Telecommunications major…Son of Pamela
and Donald Chandler…Born Jeffrey Robin Chandler on 6/18/79 in Jacksonville,
from Pro Football Weekly:
Notes: Former walk-on who
was granted a retroactive redshirt year for 1997 because he only kicked
in one game (1-of-1 extra point). Has been the Gators' top placekicker
since '98, when he made 33-of-37 extra points and 11-of-15 field goals
with a long of 46. Was 38-of-41 extra points and 21-of-24 field goals in
'99, with a long of 50. In 2000, he hit 49-of-53 PATs and 16-of-19 field
goals with a career long of 54, and in '01 was 46-of-48 and 19-of-22. As
a kickoff man, Chandler's average kickoff is to about the goal line. In
'99, 29 of his 76 kickoffs resulted in touchbacks, and in 2000, the number
was 28-of-89. Was not used that often to kick off in '01, since the team
had a real boomer doing it most of the time. Won All-Southeastern Conference
honors in '99 and '01.
Positives: Adequate leg strength
and kickoffs. Seems to improve leg strength a little every year. Is generally
consistent on field goals of up to 45 or 50 yards. Gets the ball up quickly.
Negatives: Does not have exceptional
leg strength or range. Accurate but not money in the bank. Has a history
of missed extra points including some big misses.
Summary: With a good training
camp could make an NFL team.
Former walk-on and Florida's kicker
the past three-years. Second team All-Conference selection as a senior
when he completed 86.4% of his field goals, with a long of 52 yards. Connected
on 84.2% as a junior with a long of 54 yards, after 87.5% as a red shirt
Nice-sized kicker that’s been very
accurate throughout his college career. Strong legged, makes the difficult
field goal and consistently puts his kick offs through the end zone. Places
his kicks well and does not spray the ball. Strong but not huge leg. Consistency
and accuracy will get him into a camp next July. Free Agent.
Info from FOXSports.com:
Chandler is a big and strong kicker.
Used to kicking in high-pressure games, he has good range on his fields
goals, improving dramatically this past year. He was 5-of-7 from beyond
40 yards, ranges that he has struggled with in the past. He does have a
tendency to kick the ball on a low angle, as he has had several extra points
blocked in his career.
Info from Football.com:
Height on field goals
Chandler has plenty of years under
his belt (6) at Florida. Has proved he can kick in the clutch and has good
leg strength. Chandler gets great elevation on his field goals, this makes
them hard to block. Chandler has tinkered with his approach to the ball
a few times during his tenure at Florida. Look for him to try and set a
consistent rhythm with his kicks before draft day.