Eddie Whitley Scouting Report

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Eddie Whitley Scouting Report

Position: FS
Conference: ACC
School: Virginia Tech Hokies
Year/Status: Declared
Jersey Number: #15
Height & Weight: 6'1 - 195 lbs.
Draft Prediction: Fourth Round

2012 NFL Draft Prospect Scouting Report:

Eddie Whitley, FS, Virginia Tech

Whitley is more than ready for the next level after four successful years at Virginia Tech. He played mostly on special teams as a freshman in 2008, started to see some real playing time in the secondary as a sophomore, and he was full-time starter for his last two seasons. The safety started all 13 games in 2010 and made 80 tackles (four for loss) to go along with two interceptions and two forced fumbles. As a senior in 2011, he was second on the team with 83 tackles with two interceptions and one forced fumble. He was named a Second Team All-ACC performer for his efforts.

The Charlotte, NC native has good size at 6'1'' and 195 pounds. He consistently runs in the 4.5s of the 40-yard dash and he has been clocked as fast as 4.45 from that distance. Whitley did not see any action as a return man for the Hokies, but his speed and elusiveness make him dangerous with the ball in his hands. It was also a reason why he played rover, giving him a sense of free reign to fly all over the field on defense. Whitley also returned one interception for 43 yards during his senior campaign. He has room to add a little bit more bulk to his frame, and that will allow him to be even more physical with opposing wide receivers and running backs. Whitley has the experience to step in right away and contribute on defense and in special teams coverage. He should be a third or fourth-round pick in the upcoming draft.

Last Updated Jan-31-2012 by Ricky Dimon

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