Rankings

Player Display Name: 
Chad Whitener

Inside LineBacker
School: Oklahoma State | Conference: BIG 12
HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 6-0 / 238 | 40: 4.78 | DRAFT YR:2018

Rankings

Grade
3.14
Projected Round
FA
Bio: 
Three-year starter who was named Honorable Mention All-Big 12 and made 76 tackles (6.5 for loss) with two interceptions as a senior. Earned Second Team All-Big 12 honors and posted 71 tackles (7.5 for loss) and one sack in 2016. Named Honorable Mention All-Big 12 and recorded 93 tackles (7.5 for loss), two sacks, two INTs and one forced fumble as a sophomore.
Pos: 
Tough, slug-it-out, run-defending linebacker best in the box. Instinctive, quickly reads and diagnoses the action and shows a great head for the ball. Aggressive against the run and violently goes after ball carriers. Takes proper angles, uses his hands to protect himself and wraps up tackling. Occupies blockers when necessary, which allows teammates to make plays on the ball.
Neg: 
Often gets caught up in the trash. Lacks quick change of direction. Average lateral speed and pursuit.
Analysis: 
Whitener lacks next-level size and speed but is a stout run defender who could back up at middle linebacker in a 4-3 alignment.