2021 Devy Prospect Previews: RB Master Teague (Ohio State) and Ty Chandler (Tennessee)
Devy Disclaimer: I only take a quick look at some game tape and review background data on each prospect – it’s a very preliminary look that I could change my mind on with deeper study a year later when these prospects do hit the college all-star bowl games and work the NFL Combine and Pro Days. I don’t have all the data, today, that I need/want for a comprehensive scouting and I’m not taking anywhere near a full amount of time to tape preview -- I’m giving a knee jerk scouting reaction from a basic intro to the player. The good news is…I’m better at this (scouting) than anyone in the world, so my quick eye test is better than the echo chamber’s/football media’s studies – so, I’m your best hope for an initial preview…but don’t write any of this in stone…it’s early with limited data and a whole season of info/tape/data to come on these guys.
RB Master Teague (Ohio State)
2019: 135-789-4, 4-60-0 rec. (13g)
Preview Grade = B/B-
Hard to fully wrap my mind around how good he is. I have three competing thoughts trying to see which factor weighs the most…
1) Looks like a bigger, better Tevin Coleman, a minor Jonathan Taylor runner…a guy who just runs with such effortlessness, who just glides when he moves – it’s a sight to behold. He looks like he isn’t moving that fast but then you blink, and he’s gone.
2) I was not overwhelmed with him between the tackles…not sure how great the interior instincts and toughness are. I might be wrong because it’s a limited view (he was a backup to Dobbins), but it’s something I’d need to evaluate after the 2020 season.
3) It’s hard to really lock in on point’s #1 or #2 above because he mostly played in garbage time or random brief carries here and there in-season. He might be a star in the making…so there’s that upside. He also might be a fast-but-passive runner who goes the way of former OSU RB prospect Mike Weber.
Reminds me of: Bigger, potentially better Tevin Coleman.
RB Ty Chandler (Tennessee)
2019: 135-655-3, 13-63-0 rec. (12g)
Preview Grade = B-
I really like Ty Chandler. Every time I watch him at work, I think I’m seeing a borderline star RB…but then you see his college numbers and there is no real star power showing. Really looked nice in 2018, had 5.5 ypc, caught 19 passes for 183 yards and 3 TDs in a four game stretch but saw no pass game work three games prior or four games after that spike…it’s weird. The starter in 2019, had a 26-154-0 game Week 2 vs. BYU…and then was put on the backburner in an RB trio behind a terrible O-Line. I don’t know how much of this is on Chandler or the Vols’ staff.
My eyes see a great burst and instinct as a runner…pull away speed with ‘plus’ hands in the passing game. What Bruce Arians thinks he has in Ke’Shawn Vaughn…it’s reality with Ty Chandler. I’m still keeping the faith, but my faith is rattled a bit on his 2019 results.
Reminds me of: Tony Pollard, Jaylen Samuels, Aaron Jones mashup???
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