Florida edge defender Andrew Chatfield entered the transfer portal Aug. 24. Here’s what you need to know:

Why They Transferred: Chatfield appeared in all 12 games at Florida in 2020 as a junior but in a limited role. It’s assumed that Chatfield wanted more snaps after receiving only 150 last year and never getting a prominent role.

Transfer Grade & Analysis: We’ve given Chatfield a rating of 83 in the transfer portal rankings. He improved as a pass rusher in 2020 but had low ratings as a run defender in previous years according to PFF. Chatfield needs to be a more complete player with better gap control in the run game. He shows a very high motor as a pass rusher with active hands and an array of moves. Doesn’t possess ideal length and size (6-2, 260) to close on the quarterback. Shows solid twitch off the ball and has some toughness to get inside on pass rush stunts. Has nice tempo to his rush and can effectively use the speed bull rush as his go-to move.

Stats: Recorded 13 tackles (four solo), 2.5 sacks and 4.0 tackles for loss in 2020. In 2019, made nine appearances at linebacker and tallied five tackles and 0.5 tackles-for-loss. redshirted in 2018.

High School Scouting Report: Given a 90 overall grade, Chatfield was rated as the 21st best weak-side defensive end in the country in the 2018 class. He was the 50th ranked player in the state of Florida, coming out of American Heritage in Ft. Lauderdale. Totaled 92 tackles, 25 tackles-for-loss, 14 sacks, two interceptions, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery and two defensive touchdowns as a senior. Earned 2017 first team Florida All-USA First Team (USA Today).

Recruitment Rebrief: Chatfield committed to Florida over offers from the likes of Florida State, Miami, Oklahoma, and Ohio State.

Eligibility Years Remaining: Played three seasons at Florida and redshirted in 2018, leaving him with three years of eligibility left considering the covid freebie in 2020.

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