S- Jordan Whitehead 6.41


Scout- Ryan Goudy


College: Pittsburgh


Height: 5'10


Weight: 195 lbs


40-Time: N/A


Bench Press: N/A


Vertical: 21




Athleticism: 6.45

Q.A.B./C.O.D. 6.00 More athlete than player, average change of direction.  Flexibility 6.00 A little bit tight, which is surprising for his athleticism.  Deep Speed 6.50 Speed is good enough, 4.5 at Pro Day.  Explosion 7.00 Excels coming down into the box, or exploding through a hole as a RB.  Coordination 6.75 Little wasted motion.


Coverage Ability: 6.25

Man Press 6.00 Showed good skills as a CB as a freshman, as a S not asked to press a lot.  Man Off 6.50 Comfortable in man, stays in phase.  Zone 5.75 Guesses wrong, gets out of position more than you would like.  Hand Fighting 6.00 Average hand usage, doesn't get to touchy.  Hips/Turn Ability 7.00 Smooth athlete when asked to flip and turn.


Play Making: 6.25

Closing Quickness 7.00 Closes quickly, rallies to the ball.  Ball skills 6.00 Not as much production, but good with ball in his hands, think he was schemed out of more production.  Route/play Diagnosis 5.75 Gets drawn out of position, makes mental lapses.


Run Support: 7.08

Quickness Upfield 7.00 Lines up in the box and comes downhill quick. Fight Through Blocks 7.00 Scrapper uses hands to get off blocks. Tackling 7.25 Thumper, makes his presence known, drops his head a bit.


Competitiveness: 6.25

Toughness 7.00 Tough, plays physical doesn't back down.  Production 6.00 More athlete then finished product, best year was his freshman year.  Consistency/Motor 5.75 Gives up on plays from time to time.


Intelligence: 6.17

Instincts 6.00 Relies on athleticism to make plays, gets sucked out of position to frequent.  Learn/Retain 6.50 Switched positions to safety, more natural at corner or in the slot. Teamwork 6.00 Suspended the first three games for a violation of team rules, but has played 4 positions.


STRENGTHS

Jordan comes down field like a missle. He likes to launch to deliver large blows to the ball carriers. He does whatever his team needs him to do, lining up at multiple positions over the course of he 3 years at Pitt (CB,S, RB, WR). He is athletic enough to cover up most of his flaws, using his speed to recover when he makes mistakes. Does a good job getting off of blocks, using both hands and strength. Experiences and athleticism helps in man coverage.


WEAKNESSES

Whitehead takes many risks. Sometime coming off of receivers in an effort to make a play for his team. He gets sucked in on play actions, which occasionaly gets him beat over the top. Whitehead isnt an off the ball safety, and is much better in the box.


BIG PICTURE

Whitehead is a football player. Much like Jabrill Peppers, he doesn't have a true position. He would thrive in a role that allows him to play in the box, and shoot gaps to make plays. He never replicated his freshman year, missing 6 games in his final 2 years (3 for a broken arm, 3 for suspension). As a ball carrier, Whitehead explodes through holes, averaging almost 4 yards a carry. He doesn't have the ball production of a athlete of his caliber. He does provide value if you need a box safety who can fly downhill and deliver a blow. At the least, he can make an impact on special teams. Expect for Whitedhead to hear his name called in the middle rounds.