Ryan Whalen Scouting Report
|Height & Weight:||6'2 - 205 lbs.|
2011 NFL Draft Prospect Scouting Report:
Ryan Whalen, WR, Stanford
Whalen was the top receiver on the Cardinals the two previous years. After catching just one pass as a freshman, Whalen came out of nowhere to lead the team with 41 receptions for 508 yards. Unfortunately Whalen only reached the end zone one time. With Andrew Luck under center in 2009, Whalen's numbers improved. In what turned out to be his signature season in Palo Alto, California, Whalen caught 57 passes for 926 yards and four touchdowns. Without Toby Gerhart running the ball all of the time, 2010 was supposed to be a big year for Whalen, but it never materialized.
Whalen has decent size and strength and enough speed to be a decent receiver in the NFL, but his lack of production this year has really hurt his draft stock. His 6-2 listing is probably a little generous and he does not have blazing speed either. Whalen does run good routes and is a steady receiver, but his workout numbers will not blow anybody away and that could keep him from being drafted.