PFF scouting report: Cody Whitehair, OG, Kansas State

Mike Renner and the PFF draft analysts break down Kansas State's Cody Whitehair ahead of the 2016 NFL draft.

| 8 months ago
Cody Whitehair

PFF scouting report: Cody Whitehair, OG, Kansas State

Here is the PFF draft profile for Kansas State’s Cody Whitehair, which incorporates PFF’s college grades and scouting intel from our team of analysts. To see all of PFF’s 2016 scouting reports, click here

Position fit:

Could play tackle, but skillset projects best to guard

Stats to know:

Highest graded FBS tackle in 2015

What he does best:

• Strongest hands in the class. If he locks in, he’s not losing control of the block
• Always plays under control. Rarely over extends himself
• Runs like an athlete. Capable finding linebackers in space
• Extremely patient in pass protection. Trusts his own abilities
• Won two-thirds of his one-on-one reps at guard in Senior Bowl practices, good for second-best rate
• Played in extremely varied run scheme at Kansas State that asked him to execute a variety of different blocks

Biggest concern:

• Transition to guard an unknown
• Will let defenders into his body often and then fail to re-control the block
• Doesn’t possess top-level strength. Much more finesse. Worst grade of season came from getting overpowered by Emmanuel Ogbah

Bottom line:

There is a steadiness to Whitehair’s game that is well beyond his years. There’s always some projection when a guy is changing positions, but the left tackle played covered up with a tight end enough that the switch should come naturally. It’s rare that a guard is truly worthy of a first round selection, but I believe Whitehair has the talent to be one of the best in the game.



  • Tim Edell

    I think he would be a good fit for Seattle if they lose Sweezy in FA.

  • mdot

    Too weak to play OT in the NFL. No doubt a great talent at the FBS level but unless he puts on 10 pounds or more of muscle he must play Guard.

  • bill jaffe

    i figure he will transition fine to guard and could transition back to tackle after a year of NFL strength training

  • Joe Deasel

    Ravens take him to replace Osemele