Biography: Two-year starter awarded all-conference honors as a senior with totals of 70 tackles/13.5 tackles for loss/5 sacks. Junior numbers included 56/7.5/2.
Positives: Weak side linebacker prospect who has shown progress in his game the past two years. Gets depth on pass drops, remains disciplined with assignments and shows a closing burst to the action. Immediately alters his angle of attack, loses no momentum when he must change direction and can turn it on in a single step. Possesses good range, has the ability to go sideline to sideline and flashes suddenness on the field.
Negatives: Average instincts. Really does not make many plays on the ball in coverage. Adequate size yet struggles getting off blocks.
Analysis: Whitehead is an athletic prospect with the ability to run sideline to sideline and make plays in all areas of the field. His speed and agility are enticing, and Whitehead could make a roster as a backup weak side linebacker if he excels on special teams.
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