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Jeff Whitaker | Defensive Tackle

Team: Auburn Tigers
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 310

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NFL scouts have stamped Auburn redshirt senior DT Jeff Whitaker with a poor preseason grade, according to TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline.
"Whitaker sat on the sidelines last season with [a knee] injury, the primary reason scouts have stamped him with a poor grade," Pauline wrote. "But go back to his junior film of 2012 and Whitaker displayed tremendous next level potential. He’s a strong, wide bodied lineman with a large degree of upside." Pauline grades Whitaker as a Round 6 prospect. Mon, Sep 1, 2014 08:40:00 PM

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Auburn redshirt senior DT Jeff Whitaker "is expected to re-emerge as a key contributor on a talented defensive line" this fall, according to CBS Sports' Rob Rang.

Whitaker missed all of last season with a knee injury. He used a redshirt, and heads into the fall with 18 career starts. "[Whitaker] previously caught my eye due to his NFL-caliber combination of size and agility," Rang wrote. "Respected for his work ethic and leadership, Whitaker is expected to re-emerge as a key contributor on a talented defensive line."
Source: CBS Sports
Tue, Aug 12, 2014 07:34:00 PM

Auburn senior DT Jeff Whitaker will miss action after undergoing right knee surgery.

"He's going to be out for a while," head coach Gus Malzahn said. "We'll see. He had a procedure done last week." Whitaker was on crutches for last weekend's game and might consider redshirting the season. He started all 13 games last season.
Wed, Sep 4, 2013 10:32:00 AM