Ryan Whalen Scouting Report

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Ryan Whalen Scouting Report

Position: WR
Conference: Pac12
School: Stanford Cardinal
Year/Status: Drafted
Jersey Number: #8
Height & Weight: 6'2 - 205 lbs.
Drafted 6.2 in 2011 by CIN

2011 NFL Combine Results
40-Yard Dash4.62
Vertical jump38.5
Broad jump10'3
Three-cone drill6.67
20-yard shuttle4.09
60-yard shuttle11.21

2011 NFL Draft Prospect Scouting Report:

Ryan Whalen, WR, Stanford

Heading into his senior season, wide receiver Ryan Whalen was supposed to be the biggest beneficiary of the development of Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck. However, an elbow injury kept the 6-2, 205 wideout out of a couple games and slowed his progress for much of the season. Yet, Whalen was still relatively productive when he was on the field and ranked second on the team with 39 receptions for 415 yards.

Whalen was the top receiver on the Cardinals the two previous years. After catching just one pass as a freshman, Whalen came out of nowhere to lead the team with 41 receptions for 508 yards. Unfortunately Whalen only reached the end zone one time. With Andrew Luck under center in 2009, Whalen's numbers improved. In what turned out to be his signature season in Palo Alto, California, Whalen caught 57 passes for 926 yards and four touchdowns. Without Toby Gerhart running the ball all of the time, 2010 was supposed to be a big year for Whalen, but it never materialized.

Whalen has decent size and strength and enough speed to be a decent receiver in the NFL, but his lack of production this year has really hurt his draft stock. His 6-2 listing is probably a little generous and he does not have blazing speed either. Whalen does run good routes and is a steady receiver, but his workout numbers will not blow anybody away and that could keep him from being drafted.

Last Updated Dec-07-2010 by Joel Welser

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