Biography: Two-year starter awarded all-conference honors as a senior with totals of 83 tackles/2 interceptions/4 pass breakups. Junior numbers included 88/2/6.
Positives: Straight-line, run-defending safety who does not display a feel for coverage. Solid athlete who runs well and has a burst. Quick to the action and displays explosiveness in his game. Smooth turning his hips transitioning with opponents. Wraps up tackling. Plays heads-up football.
Negatives: Despite his numbers, he?s not a stout run defender. Marginal ball skills and struggles in coverage.
Analysis: Whitley is a size/speed prospect with potential as a dime safety if he improves his play in coverage.
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