Height: 5-11.5
Weight: 202
40: 4.58
Year: 5Sr

Nickoe Whitley

School: Mississippi State
Position: S
Positive: Four-year starter who totaled 55 tackles, 5 INTs, and 2 PBUs last season. Posted a career-best 88 tackles as a junior. Missed the final two games last season with a knee injury that required surgery. Ruptured his Achilles tendon in the ninth game of the 2011 campaign. Smart, productive safety with size limitations and an injury history. Plays heads-up football, shows range in centerfield, and easily gets outside the numbers to make plays. Reads the quarterback's eyes, keeps the action front of him, and possesses good hands for interceptions. Quick closing to the play, fast in a straight-line or laterally and a willing run defender.
Negative: Stiff backpedal. Does not display good timing in pass defense. Lacks top recovery speed.
Analysis: Whitley produced at safety for Mississippi State, making as many plays with his head as with his physical skills. But his long injury history, including knee surgery from December, may deny him an opportunity in camp this summer.

Updated 4/28
RankRndNamePosYear
11stLaremy Tunsil
Mississippi
T3Jr
21stJalen Ramsey
Florida State
CB3Jr
31stJoey Bosa
Ohio State
DE3Jr
41stMyles Jack
UCLA
OLB3Jr
51stDeforest Buckner
Oregon
DE4Sr
61stJared Goff
California
QB3Jr
71stCarson Wentz
North Dakota State
QB5Sr
81stEzekiel Elliott
Ohio State
RB3Jr
91stRonnie Stanley
Notre Dame
T4Jr
101stLeonard Floyd
Georgia
OLB3Jr
111stJack Conklin
Michigan State
T4Jr
121stVernon Hargreaves
Florida
CB3Jr
131stDarron Lee
Ohio State
OLB4Jr
141stKevin Dodd
Clemson
DE4Jr
151stShaq Lawson
Clemson
DE3Jr
161stA'Shawn Robinson
Alabama
DT3Jr
171stLaQuon Treadwell
Mississippi
WR3Jr
181stRobert Nkemdiche
Mississippi
DT3Jr
191stEli Apple
Ohio State
CB3So
201stSheldon Rankins
Louisville
DT4Sr
211stPaxton Lynch
Memphis
QB4Jr
221stMackensie Alexander
Clemson
CB3So
231stReggie Ragland
Alabama
ILB4Sr
241stAndrew Billings
Baylor
DT3Jr
251stWill Fuller
Notre Dame
WR3Jr