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Charlie Whitehurst

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Charlie Whitehurst QB 6'5 223 Clemson
By: Robert Davis

Whitehurst burst on to the college football scene early in his career with the Tigers. As a freshman in 2002, he threw for 1,554 yards, while completing 57.5% of his passes to go with 10 touchdowns to six picks. He turned that success into a monster sophomore season. On the year he threw for a career high 3,561 yards, 21 touchdowns to just 13 interceptions, while completing just under 62% of his passes. Whitehurst took two steps back as a junior, just having a terrible season across the board. He threw for just 2,067 yards, completed a career low 50.7% of his passes, and threw jus seven touchdowns to 17 interceptions. He redeemed himself a bit as a senior, throwing for 2,474 yards and completed a career high 67.2% of his passes, but had only 11 TD's to 10 picks.

Charlie Whitehurst has all the physical talent to play quarterback in the NFL. He has ideal size for the position, has a very good arm, and is a better athlete than he is given credit for. He is also tough and can get his troops to rally around him. Whitehurst also started for three plus seasons in college, so he has a lot of game experience.

Talent and experience is not the problem, it is consistency. Whitehurst has just been to up and down throughout his career. Outside of his sophomore year, he never had any level of consistency to his game, and he underachieved during his time at Clemson. He also forces too many passes trying to make plays, and needs to be more disciplined on the field.

Whitehurst is an intriguing developmental prospect. He has the talent and has a ton of experience, but needs some coaching to refine his game. If someone is willing to take the time to teach him, they may have a second day steal on their hands. If Whitehurst shows the consistency and discipline on the field, he can be a starting quarterback in the NFL.

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