Originally written on 60 Max Power O  |  Last updated 10/27/14
The Indianapolis Colts have struggled in the middle of their defensive line, both against the run and in putting pressure on the quarterback by limiting the pocket. The return to practice of rookie fifth round pick Josh Chapman could bring some welcome relief to a position beset by injuries.   At 6'0" and 316 pounds, Chapman has the physical stature of the prototypical 304 nose tackle. In the mold of Pittsburgh's Casey Hampton and Baltimore's Haloti Ngata, the Colts have high hopes that Chapman can anchor the defensive line for years to come.   Chapman was drafted out of Alabama this year and slid to the fifth round because he was coming off knee surgery performed after last season's title run for the Crimson Tide. Chapman played with a torn ACL and meniscus from Oct. 1 onward save for one game where he sat out. His ability to disrupt opposing offenses by clogging the middle and collapsing the pocket was a major reason for Alabama's success. Chapman ...
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