Ryan Whalen Scouting Report
Ryan Whalen
Ryan Whalen - Stanford (HT: 6-1⅛ - WT: 202)
Combine 40: 4.60 - Position Rank: 28 of 60

Positives: Above-average size and strength... Runs great routes... Good at working the sidelines, excellent body control... Has good awareness on the field, knows where the first down is and was a go-to target on third down... Fights for jump balls... Good leaper, had a 38.5" vertical at the combine... Hard worker, former walk-on... Tough player, not afraid to get hit... Gives good effort as a blocker... Coachable, has a good head on his shoulders.

Negatives: Below-average speed, struggles to get separation on vertical routes... Regressed a bit from his junior season, saw his production cut in half after battling an elbow injury for most of the year... Poor runner after the catch, is not much of a big play threat... Not elusive... Takes too many false steps at the line of scrimmage... Arms are a bit short and hands are a bit small... Gathers himself too much before cutting, gears down in his routes... Low ceiling due to his limited physical gifts... Did not have a play go for over 30 yards in 2010... Was not frequently targeted in the red-zone, only had seven touchdown receptions in four years at Stanford.

Season Team   REC YDS AVG LNG TD
  140 1884 13.5 46 7
2007 Stanford   1 11 11.0 11 0
2008 Stanford   41 508 12.4 37 1
2009 Stanford   57 926 16.2 46 4
2010 Stanford   41 439 10.7 30 2

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