Offensive Line Should be a Priority for the Eagles in the Draft
With offensive line figuring to be an offseason priority for the Eagles, Jimmy Kempski mentioned a potential fit for the Eagles with pick No. 13 during Senior Bowl practices this week in Mobile, Ala.
One player he mentioned as a possibility, Kansas State guard Cody Whitehair, a four-time All-Big 12 honoree who started 51 of his 52 career games, including a streak of 41 straight to end his career.
Kempski said he also played some tackle for the Wildcats on Wednesday.
"He's a really good player," Kempski told me on the Sports Bash. "Some people think he is a viable option at 13."
Scott Wright, president of Draftcountdown.com rates Whitehair as the No. 1 guard in this year's draft. He's listed at 6 feet 4 and 305 pounds. In Wright's first mock draft he had Whitehair going to the Chiefs with the 28th overall pick and his No. 32 overall player in the draft.
Here is what Wright said about Whitehair:
Kansas St. OG Cody Whitehair is a versatile blocker who protected the edge in college but will likely be asked to kick inside in the pros. A polished, intelligent technician with a lot of quality experience, Whitehair moves extremely well and would be ideally suited for a zone blocking scheme.