- BProjectionRound 6-7
Strong Points: Speed, quickness, overall athleticism and body control. Very quick to hole. Good vision/instincts -- sees it, puts his foot in the ground and cuts up field. Runs hard and can get some yards after contact. Has big- play ability because of his speed. Very good kickoff returner. Reliable receiver out of the backfield. Plays bigger than size with his lower-body strength.
Weak Points: Size -- doubt he can get bigger than 205 pounds. Not a move-the-pile type. Not a starter for Florida Atlantic. Will be limited to being a role player. Needs work on his pass blocking. Does not return punts. Good hands but not used as often as you would think in the pass game.
The Way We See It: Whyte was never a starter for Florida Atlantic but produced in a rotational role and was very productive as a kickoff returner. He lacks size but has a strong lower body and rare speed. He also has good run instincts and shows good cutback skills. He is patient as a runner, but when he sees an opening he makes the cut and has a great burst. Productive inside and out. As a receiver, he has good hands but hasn't been used much in that area (only 22 career receptions). One of the better kickoff returners in this draft, he has a knack for finding the seam and bursting through. He has two career return touchdowns and an average of more than 26 yards per return. Overall, he will never be a starter at the NFL level but can be a solid role player if used the right way. He has big-play ability with the ball in his hands.