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Jeff Chandler, K
Round 4, Pick 4 , Overall 102
From: Florida

Height/Weight: 6-2/218
Speed (40 time): -

YEAR FGA FGM PCT EPA EPM LONG 0-29 30-39 40-49 50+
1997 0 0 00.0 1 1 -        
1998 15 11 73.3 37 33 46 7/ 7 3/3 4/1 1/0
1999 24 21 87.5 41 38 50 10/10 4/4 9/6 1/1
2000 19 16 84.2 53 49 54 5/ 5 7/6 5/4 2/1
2001 22 19 86.4 48 46 52 4/ 4 10/8 7/6 1/1
TOTAL 80 67 83.8 180 167 54 26/26 24/21 25/17 5/3

Analysis by CBS Sportsline:

Positives:…Has 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.

Negatives:…Made 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, Fla.

Info 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.

Info from CNNSI.com:

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 sophomore.

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:

Clutch kicker
Height on field goals

Inconsistent approach

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.