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Fozzy Whittaker

Fozzy Whittaker - #2 - RB

Height: 5-9
Weight: 193
Speed: 4.50e
Arm: 30 3/4
Hand: 9 1/4
Wingspan: 73 5/8
Birthdate: 02/02/1989
Hometown: Houston, TX
Grade: 4.75

PROSPECT MEASURABLES

Event Ht Wt Hand Arm Wing Wonderlic 40 yard BP BJ VJ 20s 60s 3 Cn
03/20/2012 Texas Pro Day 5-9 194 8 3/4 30 1/2 73 5/8 23
02/29/2012 Combine 5-9 193 9 1/4 30 3/4 73 5/8 20
03/15/2011 Junior Pro Day 5-10 1/4 197 4.50

 

Notes:

Finished his high school career as the sixth all-time rusher in Texas 5A history (5,717 yards). Also earned a pair of track-and-field letters as a prep. Redshirted in 2007. Played seven games in ’08, drawing two starts, and rushed 64 times for 284 yards (4.4-yard average) and zero touchdowns with 10 receptions for 51 yards (5.1) and zero touchdowns. Missed six games because of a knee injury. Sat out the first three games in ’09 (knee) before carrying 53-212-4 (4.0) and catching 13-51-0 (3.9) in 11 games (three starts). Started 7-of-11 games in which he played in ’10 and rushed 80-351-2 (4.4) with 5-59-0 (11.8). Also completed two passes for 40 yards. Did not play against Florida Atlantic (stinger). Started 6-of-9 games in which he played in ’11, managing 66-386-6 (5.8) rushing and 16-145-1 (9.1) receiving before tearing the ACL and MCL in his right knee against Missouri. Was medically excluded from the Combine because of the injury. Two-time team captain. Has graduated. Fumbled three times in 336 career touches, gaining 4.7 yards per carry.

Positives:

Has dependable hands and is an accomplished receiver who catches easily outside his frame. Good short-area burst and finishing speed. Fast in a straight line. Outstanding intangibles — smart, well-spoken, hardworking leader. 

Negatives:

Average eyes and instincts. Not strong or powerful to run inside. Goes down easy on contact. Durability has been a major concern — has missed parts of three seasons with knee injuries and cannot stay healthy. Marginal, underpowered blocker with limited strength.

Summary:

Straight-linish, finesse, speed-dependent, change-of-pace back with leadership traits highly desired in a locker room. Could fill a niche receiving role.   


Fozzy Whittaker's Draft Stock

PFW Grade Scale
GradeRound
7.01-9.00Top 10
6.01-7.001
6.001-2
5.61-5.992
5.602-3
5.41-5.593
5.403-4
5.31-5.394
5.304-5
5.21-5.295
5.205-6
5.16-5.196
5.156-7
5.11-5.147
5.107-PFA
4.75-5.09PFA
4.00-4.74FA

*PFW Grade indicates the value PFW assigned to prospects.

*Draft Projection indicates where players are more likely to be drafted and reflects the consensus opinion from the NFL scouting community.


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