RotoWorld just reported that Alabama NT Josh Chapman (6-1, 310, 5.02-40), who is currently ranked as the drafts 77th best player by nfldraftscout.com, played the last 8 games of the season with both a torn ACL, and a torn meniscus. He underwent surgery yesterday (1-17-12), so he will probably be like Hogan was this season, starting out on the PUP list, and probably only able to play slightly near the end of the season, or be stashed on IR for a year.
Many want the Panthers to draft a big NT this year, and it's been reported that Chapman's weight is really 320 pounds. Do you think it's worth drafting Chapman, and waiting for a year to get ant benfit? The panthers already have NT's Fua, Kearse, Shirley, and Edwards coming of IR.
Chapman says he will interview and lift weights at the Combine, so the panthers could talk to him, but with his surgery he'll probably drop to the 4th or 5th round of the draft. Do you think the Panthers should consider drafting him if he falls that low?