Biography: All-conference selection as a senior after totaling 66 carries/386 yards/6 TDs on the ground and adding 16 receptions/145 yards/1 TD in nine games. Suffered a season-ending knee injury during a late part of his senior campaign. Junior rushing totals included 80/351/2 with 34/217 as a receiver.
Positives: Quick, undersized ballcarrier who runs low to the ground. Displays the ability to avoid piles and make defenders miss. Strings several moves together over the course of a single run. Patiently waits for blocks to develop and has an elusive style. Effective pass catcher who nicely adjusts to the errant throw and makes the reception in stride. Gives effort as a blocker, picking up blitzes and staying with assignments.
Negatives: Lacks strength carrying the ball and easily gets brought down by the first defender. Marginal strength as a blocker. Has an injury history.
Analysis: Before his season-ending knee injury last year, Whittaker projected as a third-down back who could carry the ball or be used as a receiver out of the backfield. He displays a versatile game but may struggle getting out of camp this summer due to the timing of his injury.
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