Player Capsule: Terrell Chatman
Position: Wide Receiver
Eligibility: Redshirt Freshman
Weight: 195 pounds
2015 season quick review: Chatman redshirted in his first year with the Sun Devils out of high school in Louisiana.
SunDevilSource.com analysis: (07/2016) Few players on the ASU offensive roster have as high a football ceiling as Chatman. At 6-foot-3 with a great wide receivers' body, Chatman is a plus-athlete for the position at his size. He has above average speed and agility and has the ability to gear up well in-route when balanced. He gets off the deck very well and can make extension plays on the football, with occasional hints of a true highlight reel capability.
There were some plays on the practice field in the spring that probably nobody else on the roster save Cameron Smith could have completed down the field in which there was both separation from a defender and a layout required to complete the play. The Sun Devils haven't had enough field stretchers in recent history at the position, and certainly not enough ones who also have height. Jaelen Strong was a fantastic player but still more on the scale of possession receiver than vertical threat. Smith has that capability and Chatman is building to being able to have it as well. He has NFL upside in this respect, but it's a multi-year process developing it.
Chatman has worked on getting stronger and to that end has added 10-15 pounds since arriving at ASU. He's trim and lanky, which is an asset as he matures but that's a process with some challenges Additional strength should help him get into his routes better at the line of scrimmage and he'll need to also continue to work on his hand skill in this respect. He can lose a bit of balance and composure within his routes, and not be able to fully access his athleticism as a result.
Getting a stronger, more consistent base is going to help him in this respect, and keep on his route without being moved off it by cornerbacks. As he becomes stronger and more proficient, the eye-opening catches will start to happen more often, and he should ultimate prove to be an important red zone weapon as well due to his combination of length and athleticism.
Projected depth chart status: Heading into camp, Chatman is working to compete for the third starting wide receiver spot. He's a perimeter receiver in the ASU offense and is competing against Ellis Jefferson, Jalen Harvey and the incoming freshmen, particularly N'Keal Harry. He's going to have to beat two of those players to see a lot of action, we believe.