Before the Eagles moved up all the way to No. 2 in the NFL Draft, the team was linked in mock drafts to offensive line prospect Cody Whitehair out of Kansas State.
Projected to be selected somewhere in the late-first/early-second round, Whitehair is a fifth-year senior who has experience at left guard, right tackle and left tackle. The 6-3, 301-pound Whitehair played left tackle in his final two seasons (26 games) at Manhattan, Kansas, earning second-team All-Big 12 honors in both campaigns.
The Abilene, Kansas native grew up wanting to play at Kansas State and eschewed other top schools to play for the Wildcats. As he prepares for the next level, Whitehair's 32-inch arms might mean that he will have to move back inside to either guard or center on a permanent basis. At the Senior Bowl, Whitehair played inside, but his experience on the edge will serve him well as the versatility will add to his value.
Scouting Report From NFL.com
With his combination of functional strength and body control, Whitehair might be one of the safest offensive linemen in the entire draft. He will almost assuredly be bumped inside to guard, but could be considered at center as well. He has the confidence and talent to start right away and his run blocking should improve as he gets more comfortable firing out from a three-point stance. Whitehair has the ability to be a very good starter with a ceiling that could reach the All-Pro level. - Lance Zierlein
What He Said
“Probably guard. I would say guard, but at the end of the day, I think I can play both guard and tackle. If somebody needed me to play center as well, I feel like I can master that as well.” - Cody Whitehair on the position he would be best suited to play at the NFL level