WR Jordan Whittington
Jordan Whittington so far has been one of the biggest “what ifs” in school history. Every time he is on the field he is very productive, but he just cannot seem to stay healthy. A full season of Jordan Whittington would force a lot of people around America to learn his name, because it would be a season full of highlights. Whittington has kind of been a forgotten man this offseason amongst non diehard fans, mostly due to the Worthy breakout, and the acquisition of Agiye Hall and Isaiah Neyor. However, Whittington is going to be a major factor in this offense all season long, of course assuming he avoids the injury bug.
High School and Recruiting:
Whittington was a five-star athlete in the 2019 class. Ranked as the number two athlete and the 34th player overall. He was very highly recruited by every team with offers from the likes of Alabama, Georgia, Oklahoma, Texas A&M, Ohio State, and many many more. He played his high school football in Cuero, TX, so he opted to stay close to home. Whittington put up over 4,000 all purpose yards and 68 TDs. Not to mention he added 14 INTs as well. He was a create-a-player high school football edition.
On Field Skills:
Jordan Whittington is a small, yet beefy slot WR. He is built like a RB, but has outside WR speed. Allowing him to have multiple ways to beat defenders. He can just become a bowling ball and go right through them, or he can use his elite speed and footwork to make them miss. The best thing about Whittington is his high football IQ. His ability to understand situations, and execute in high intensity moments is fantastic. He has a knack for always being open at the perfect second on 3rd and fourth downs. Ironically, when he’s on the field, he is Mr. Reliable.
Outlook for Texas in 2022:
If I had to attempt to predict Whittington’s impact on the 2022 season, I would say he’ll have a fairly large one. There are multiple other targets with him now, so he may be matched up on safeties and linebackers all season long. He will be able to exploit those every time on his way to a huge year. This Texas offense is set to put up a lot of points, and Whittington could more than double his career production just this season.
This season for Whittington is kind of make or break for his career. When a guy has battled injuries every year, if it happens again it may be time to call it wraps. I hate to have to say it about such a talented football player, but I also don’t want his body to be mush by 28 years old. He is a very bright individual, so I know he will make the best decision for himself going forward. As for his NFL projection, he projects well to the NFL. Teams are starting to like the WR/RB hybrid players, and he fits that mold to a t. You can deploy him out of the backfield in sets, or strictly as a slot receiver, he can win. Due to his injury history I’m not sure where he will find himself on draft day, but a big senior year can only help!
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