Terrence Wheatley Scouting Report
|Height & Weight:||5'9 - 198 lbs.|
2008 NFL Draft Prospect Scouting Report:
Terrence Wheatley, CB, Colorado
After making an immediate impact as a freshman, registering 24 tackles, Wheatley stepped it up in his sophomore season, making 33 tackles and picking off four passes. Nagging wrist problems meant that the talented corner missed all of 2005, but he came back strong in 2006, making 57 tackles and five interceptions; which led to first-team All-Big 12 honors from the league's coaches. Wheatley followed up his excellent junior season with an impressive senior year, making 42 stops and five interceptions despite missing the final two games of the regular season due to a hairline fracture in his foot. He had a huge game against Texas Tech, picking off three passes in a 31-26 Buffaloes victory and he also had an interception return for a score against Arizona State. For the second year in a row, Wheatley was named first-team All-Big 12 by the coaches. Wheatley has excellent cover skills and a nose for the ball, and he can compensate for his lack of ideal size with his speed. However, if his size isn't a concern, then his myriad of injury problems throughout his college career, from the wrist problems that bothered him for a couple of years, to the broken foot this season, and groin and hamstring problems at other points as well. Wheatley has been invited to the Senior Bowl, but if he's unable to participate, then he'll have to wait until the combine for his last chance to improve his draft stock. He could sneak into the third round, but the fourth round seems to be where he's widely projected to go. Update (2/28/08): With a great showing at the combine, Wheatley likely nailed down a place in the first day of the draft and could very well go as high as late in the second round. Wheatley ran a best of 4.37 in the 40, which tied him for fourth-best among the cornerbacks. He also had a 36.5 inch vertical jump (5th), a broad jump of 10 feet, 8 inches (t-4th), a 3-cone drill time of 6.74 seconds (t-1st), and a 60-yard shuttle time of 11.58 seconds (5th). Update (4/21/08): After posting good numbers in several drills at the combine, Wheatley focused on position drills at Colorado's Pro Day last month, but he did do the vertical, and jumped 38 1/2 inches, two inches higher than at the combine. Wheatley will likely be a middle-round selection.
Last Updated Apr-21-2008 by Eddie Griffin
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