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Grade
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  • 4.62 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 18 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 38.5 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 123.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 6.67 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.09 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 11.21 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 6'1" Height
  • 30" Arm Length
  • 202LBS. Weight
  • 9" Hands

Overview

Whalen is a hard worker with good size, but he lacks the physical tools to be a contributor at the next level. He does not have breakaway speed and he is a bit stiff in the hips which slows him down in and out of breaks. He will not be able to separate in man coverage, but he has a good feel for the game and gets open in zone. He flashes the body control and focus to make difficult catches in traffic, but he is too inconsistent in this area. Whalen's limited upside makes him a later round pick.

Analysis

Strengths

Tall receiver with good length. Has a knack for finding soft spots in zone coverage. Uses head fakes effectively to set up defensive backs and gain separation. Tough kid that works the middle of the field and secures the ball in traffic. Hard worker that is very coachable.

Weaknesses

Lacks the top end speed to stretch the field and the explosion to separate in man coverage. Shows inconsistent focus and drops too many catchable balls. Poor leaping ability neutralizes his good length on jump balls. Does not have the wiggle to make people miss in the open field.
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Grade Title
9.00-10 Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-8.99 Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99 Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49 Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.50-6.99 Chance to become Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.00-6.49 Should become instant starter
5.50-5.99 Chance to become NFL starter
5.20-5.49 NFL backup or special teams potential
5.01-5.19 Better-than-average chance to make NFL roster
5.00 50-50 Chance to make NFL roster
4.75-4.99 Should be in an NFL training camp
4.50-4.74 Chance to be in an NFL training camp
No Grade Likely needs time in developmental league.