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.
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
• 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
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.