49ers Clubhouse

Day 2 player analysis

April, 22 2002
by Rob Baker
Clubhouse Writer and Draft Analyst

Jeffrey Robin Chandler   -    Florida
Height: 6’2”
Weight: 212 lbs
DOB: 18 June 1979
Hometown: Jacksonville, Florida
Major: Telecommunications

2001: 19-22 (86%) FG 46-48 (96%) XP 103 points
 All-SEC first-team.

2000: 16-19 (84%) FG 49-53 (93%) XP 97 points
All-SEC second-team. All-American honourable mention. Florida’s most outstanding special teams player.

1999: 21-24 (88%) FG 38-41 (93%) XP 101 points
All-American second-team. All-SEC first-team. Won Florida’s MVP, and most outstanding special teams. 29 of his 76 kick-offs were touchbacks. 

1998: 11-15 (73%) FG 33-35 (94%) XP 66 points
 Florida’s most outstanding special teams player. 63 kick-offs for 13 touchbacks. 

1997: 1-1 (100%) XP 1 point

HIGH SCHOOL:  Played WR, K and P. Jacksonville All-Academic team. Lettered in soccer and tennis. 

COMMENTS: Exactly what the niners need. Has a nice kickoff leg, consistent from 45-50 yards, a clutch performer, has a quick kicking release and has great FG height. Florida’s all time leading scorer. Does miss too many extra points, but other than that, he’s a premier kicker.

WHAT THE 49ERS EXPECT: Someone to seriously challenge Jose Cortez and Jamie Rheem.

WHAT WILL HAPPEN: Chandler will beat both Cortez and Rheem easily, and hold the 49ers kicking job, and hopefully, unlike the past, when it’s contract time, they’ll pay him and stop the 49ers rotating door policy on kickers.

Kevin Curtis   Texas Tech
Height: 6’1”
Weight: 212 lbs
40: 4.55
DOB: 28 July 1980 (Born in Frankfurt, Germany)
Hometown: Lubbock, Texas
Major: Restaurant Hotel Management

2001: 99 tkl 4 int 5 pbu
 Started every game. All-American second team. All-Big 12 second-team. 

2000: 121 tkl 2 int 13 pbu
 Started every game at SS. All-Big 12 first-team. 

1999: 153 tkl 3 int 6 pbu
 Started every game at FS. All-Big 12 first-team. 

1998: 45 tkl 1 int 4 pbu
 Played 11 games, starting once at FS.


HIGH SCHOOL: Lettered in football, basketball, and baseball. Played quarterback.

COMMENTS: Aggressiveness is Curtis’ main positive; he is an intense tackler and a mean blitzer. He is a good run stopper, but needs major work on pass defending, but his tackling gives him a major upside and will give prospective teams something to work around. A team leader and lead the defence and is versatile, can play FS and SS. Works hard. Reminds me a bit of Lance Shulters, except quieter off field.
WHAT THE 49ERS EXPECT: A backup and special teams player.

WHAT WILL HAPPEN: I wouldn’t be overly surprised if he ended up starting in one or two seasons.

Brandon Domon       Brigham Young
Height: 6’1”
Weight: 210 lbs
40: 4.85
DOB: 12 December 1976
Hometown: Salt Lake City, Utah
Major: Business Management

2001: 261-408 comp 65% 3542 yrds 33 TD 8 int
All-MWC first team. 

2000: 57-92 comp 55% 782 yrds 2 TD 4 int
 Started 2 of 5 games. Academic All-MWC team. 

1999: Played 10 games at HB
 Worked at QB and WR

1998: 1-2 comp 50% 30 yrds 1 int
 Played 4 games

HIGH SCHOOL: Gatorade Player of the Year in Utah. All-American. Lettered in football, basketball, and track. Regional high jump champion. Played quarterback and free safety. After high school, went on a religious mission to Argentina for two years.
COMMENTS: Tough QB, who shows poise when being rushed. Courageous, a competitor and is well trained. A quick runner who has played HB. Accurate short passer, but has a weak arm. Has been brought along slowly.

WHAT THE 49ERS EXPECT: To fight for the third QB spot with Gio Carmazzi and Aaron Garcia.

WHAT WILL HAPPEN: Don’t expect him to get cut, even if the niners need to keep 4 QBs. Won’t be a starter because of his poor arm strength. A career backup.

Josh Shaw        Michigan State

Height: 6’2”
Weight: 279 lbs
40: 5.1
DOB: 7 September 1979
Hometown: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Major: Merchandising Management

2001: 49 tkl 8 tfl 
 Started 7 games at RDT

2000: 67 tkl 8 tfl 2 sacks
Started 10 games, starting 5 at RDT and 5 at LDT. All-Big 10 honourable mention. Shared MSU outstanding Underclass Lineman Award. 

1999: 61 tkl 4 tfl
Started 4 games at LDT and 4 games at RDT. Shared MSU outstanding Underclass Lineman Award. 

1998: 31 tkl 3 tfl 1 sack
 Played every game as a backup. 

HIGH SCHOOL:  1997: 132 tkl 27 tfl 15 sacks 
Second-team All-State.

COMMENTS: Has great pursuit speed. Bats balls down at the line of scrimmage. Positions his body well and possesses good strength. He isn’t too big which is his major weakness and needs to work on his pass rushing skills. A knee injury lowered his draft stock from a second rounder until the fifth. 

WHAT THE 49ERS EXPECT: This season he will see limited time due to his knee injury.

WHAT WILL HAPPEN: What has happened to Tai Streets, who’s draft stock also dropped due to a pre-draft injury. Wont see much time this season, and will slowly be worked into the teams rotation.

Mark Anelli        Wisconcin

Height: 6’3”
Weight: 262 lbs
40: 4.88
DOB: 5 May 1979
Hometown: Addison, Illinois
Major: Agricultural Buisness Management

2001: 35-357 3TD
 Started. All-Big 10 first-team.

2000: 10-78
Started 8 games

1999: 3-46
Played in 9 games, and started 2.

1998: Played in 4 games


HIGH SCHOOL: Honor roll student 

COMMENTS: Team captain, who excels in special teams coverage. Is great blocking TE with soft hands. Needs to become stronger to really make an impact with the niners.

WHAT THE 49ERS EXPECT: A special teams blocker and a third TE.

WHAT WILL HAPPEN: Chances are in a few years he wont be here.

Eric Heirmann        Stanford

Height: 6’3”
Weight: 305 lbs
40: 5.22
DOB: 24 February 1980
Hometown: Katy, Texas
Major: Economics

2001: Started at LG. All-American first-team. All PAC-10 first-team. 

2000: Started at LG. All PAC-10 second-team.

1999: Started at RG. All PAC-10 honourable mention.

1998: Played every game at OG

HIGH SCHOOL: Lettered in football and track. All-American

COMMENTS: Heitmann is an intelligent player, but needs to add on bulk for him to be more of an impact for the 49ers. He has strong legs and a great ability to get downfield to block. Really has to hit the weights to bulk up and get more upper body strength.


WHAT WILL HAPPEN: Will be groomed to take over from Ron Stone when he retires.

Kyle Blaine Kosier        Arizona

Height: 6’4”
Weight: 295 lbs
40: 5.0
DOB: 27 January 1978
Hometown: Peoria, Arizona
Major: Interdisciplinary Studies

2001: Started 11 games at RT. All PAC-10 honourable mention

2000: Started 11 games at RG.

1999: Played in 10 games. Started last 2 games at RG.

1998: Played one game at LT. Moved from defence to offence.


HIGH SCHOOL: All-Arizona team. Lettered in football, baseball, basketball and track. Captained football and baseball teams. Played defense.

COMMENTS: Tough, mobile and plays hard. Isn’t a pretty player, but he plays hard every down. Has a major desire to play and is a good athlete. Isn’t big and strong enough to be a immediate impact. 


WHAT WILL HAPPEN: Another that will be groomed to challenge in a few years time for a starting position.

Teddy Gains        Tennessee

Height: 5’11”
Weight: 165 lbs
40: 4.45
DOB: 8 November 1979
Hometown: Delray Beach, Florida
Major: Liberal Arts

2001: 29 tkl 6 pbu
 Started 6 games

2000: 35 tkl 1 int 8 pbu
Started every game at LCB

1999: 16 tkl 3 pbu
Played 12 games

1998: Played 12 games on special teams.

COMMENTS: A high school and college sprinter, so he has speed. Played mainly on special teams. But he still hasn’t matured as most would have hoped. He lacks strength and ideally should bulk up. Needs to be more physical. Needs a lot of work on his technique.

WHAT THE 49ERS EXPECT: A special teams player.

WHAT WILL HAPPEN: Gains is a player that will have to watch and learn for a couple of seasons before he will have any impact on the team. He’ll play special teams for a few years and then will be looked at to see if he’s improved any.

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