BIO: Three-year starter who posted 144/636/4 on the ground as a senior while adding 46/407/4 catching the ball. All-Conference selection as a junior after rushing totals of 200/1,144/6 and 44/405/2 as a pass catcher.
POSITIVES: Versatile ball-handler with solid size/speed numbers. Runs with good pad level, cuts back against the grain and squirms through the small openings in the defense. Has the speed and agility to cut the corner, runs with excellent balance and follows blocks anywhere on the field. Immediately gets back to running form off the initial hit. Solid receiver out of the backfield with consistent hands.
NEGATIVES: Does not give much effort blocking. Lacks a second gear and not a back who runs to daylight.
ANALYSIS: Productive on the college level, Whitehead has the versatility to be used in several roles. Offers upside yet does not do the extras needed to take his game to another level. Potential spot-starter in the NFL if he makes football a priority.