Andrew Whitworth OT 6’7 322 LSU
By: Robert Davis
Andrew Whitworth has concluded an excellent career at LSU wracking up some hardware along the way. He’s started since his freshman year and earned Freshman All-American honors. Last year as a junior, he was named 1st team All SEC for his success on the field.
Whitworth has ideal size for an offensive tackle. He’s tall, had a nice frame, and has long arms. He sets up quickly in pass protection to keep lineman at bay. In the running game he shows the ability to lock on to a defender and create space for his backs. Whitworth has also shown the ability to get out and block on the move. He has played a lot in the SEC and should be able to provide an immediate impact in the NFL.
Whitworth has the tendency to stand tall at times, and is vulnerable to double moves by defensive ends. He does not adjust very well to counter moves. He is more of a jack of all trades type, and does not dominate in any one area. He’s not the stud athlete to be a standout left tackle, and isn’t as strong as you typically want your right tackle to be.
In a deep tackle class, Whitworth is up near the top. He projects very well as a left tackle, but does not have the upside other tackles may have. He’s as experienced and as durable a lineman as you will find and that will endear him to a lot of teams. He looks like a solid second round selection.
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