2023 Guide: What Ourlads’ NFL Scouting Services said about CHANDLER ZAVALA:
North Carolina State | H: 6034 W: 322 40: 5.29 A: 3258 H: 1038 W: 8058
Two-year starter, Boynton Beach, FL. First team All-ACC in 2022. Spent four years at Division II Fairmont State but had his 2020 season canceled due to Covid-19. Transferred to NC State prior to 2021 where he won the starting left guard job but missed the final seven games because of a back injury that required surgery. Did not start playing football until his junior year of high school and spent just his senior season on the offensive line. The late bloomer ended up settling in at left guard for the Wolfpack but did play multiple spots at Fairmont State. His experience with both wide and tight zone complements his body type and play style well. Teams wanting a versatile interior backup with the ceiling of starting down the road will see him as a day three pick if his medicals check out. Thick hips and thighs promote his strong and sturdy anchor. Feet are twitchy enough to cut off penetrating interior linemen. Will swing his hips into the hole while staying attached with strong, inside hand positioning. Rolls his hips into the defender and creates consistent movement off the ball. A mauler who can also reach the second level in a hurry. Intelligent, fast decision maker. Did not allow a sack in two years in the ACC. Will get high off the snap. Lockout is limited because of short arms. Will sometimes be late with his punch. Some tightness in his hips will show up against sudden movers. Has had injuries to both his back and knee. Has a pro body paired with a proper blend of power and athleticism, the late bloomer should make a roster and give a team something to build from.