Christian Whitley @CWhitley27

DB / WR

Legacy the School of Sport Sciences

Texas

Safety

Total MFE Index score = 152 out of 200

Size / Explosive Strength / Functional Speed

Christian Whitley presents a 3 physical profile, 2 display of linear speed and 4 natural instincts, 2 display of change of direction skills, and 3 COBP—burst coming out of his pedal.

KEY & DIAGNOSE

Christian Whitley displays 3 route recognition, 3 ball reactions, 3 discipline/awareness in zone coverage, 3 ability to read/recognize combo routes, and 3 ability to locate ball on misdirections.

Football IQ and ability to read Key:

Christian Whitley displays 4 instincts and read ability, 4 football vision, 4 ability to see flow and surface movement, and 3 point of attack speed.

COVERAGE ADJUSTMENTS TO PG’S & FORMATIONS

Christian Whitley displays 4 ability to recognize formations and adjustments, 4 effective communicatIon to defensive mates.

RUN SUPPORT

Christian Whitley displays 3 perimeter force run support, 3 ability to run the alley for force, 3 ability to defend the interior run in assigned gap/cutback/bounce, 3 ability to play off blockers, 4 toughness/effectiveness as a hitter & tackler, and 3 speed/pursuit ability.

BALL SKILLS

Christian Whitley displays 4 ability to track the ball in flight, 3 timing of jumps, 3 ability to play the ball at high point.

Range

Christian Whitley displays 3 ability to cover area with ball in air, 3 to CLOSE— closing on man after he makes his final move—both short and deep, 3 BACK PEDAL— smoothness, quickness, explosion, balance, staying low, and 2 PLAYING SPEED— ability to cover man to man, distance covered after ball is in air, pursuit ability in run support.

MAN TO MAN COVER ABILITY

Christian Whitley displays 3 back pedal, 3 feet hip & body turn, 3 ability to accelerate short & deep, 3 ability to run with receivers, 2 matching of hands when in press, in phase, or trail, 2 jam and control at LOS.

ZONE COVER ABILITY

Christian Whitley displays 3 adjustments to zone,4 discipline & awareness in zone, 3 range, closing quickness, cover principles within zone, 3 to play with cushion and close. adjustments to zone, discipline & awareness in zone, range, closing quickness, man cover principles within zone, how much cushion does he have to play

Versatility

Christian Whitley displays 3 ability to win vs Slot or RB in the screen game, 2 ability to win vs Slot or RB in the slot as receiver, 3 to match and travel with a Slot or RB when motion occurs, and 3 physical ability to insert into pressure packages with Blitz on 3rd down.

Physicality, Toughness, Effort

Christian Whitley displays 4 competitive edge, 4 effort to the echo of the whistle, 4 hustle when play is away to get involved in play & visual on film, 4 aggressive-physical- toughness with high energy player, and 4 commitment to skill set development.

WR

Total MFE Index score = 102 out of 156

Size/Strength/Speed

Christian Whitley displays 3 physical profile, 3 core strength, 3 explosiveness off ball, 2 ability to pick and slide & stress a defense in space, 2 linear top end speed.

Initial Quicks & Linear Speed / Initial Quicks

Christian Whitley displays 3 quickness and athleticism, 3 acceleration, 3 sprint mechanics, 2 top end speed, and 3 ability to accelerate.

Physical – Aggressive Play

Christian Whitley displays 4 competitive edge, 4 effort to the echo of the whistle, 4 hustle when play is away to get involved in play & visual on film, 4 aggressive-physical- toughness with high energy player, and 4 commitment to skill set development.

Hands & Body Control & Adjustments to Ball / Hands/Pass Catching

Christian Whitley displays 2 catch radius with strong hands extending away from body outside of his frame to make catch, 2 to track the ball well, 2 competing and adjusting to the challenge of a contested ball in traffic, 2 to flash hands and snatch the ball!

Release Coverage Recognition / Route Running

Christian Whitley displays 2 ability to stem route, 2 ability to leverage stack defenders and create separation, 2 ability setting up the top of his stem with a stick, 3 ability to change speed and break, and 3 ability to create separation.

Run after Catch

Christian Whitley displays 2 ability to play quick from catch to tuck with an aggressive pushing the ball up the field, 2 lateral movement, 2 style through traffic, and 2 in making 1st man miss.

Physical – Aggressive Play & Block Desire / Blocking

Christian Whitley displays 3 willingness to participate and engage in the run game as a perimeter blocker, 3 ability to strike with hands, 3 ability to play with a good base, 2 ability to sustain and shield defender through the echo of the whistle.

Versatility

Christian Whitley displays 3 functional display of core strength, 2 functional display of explosive speed, 3 display of first step off the ball, High Level linear burst, 2 ability to be effective in the slot and at the numbers, 2 stack of DB, 2 create 1 on 1 opportunities for the Offense, and 2 level change of hips on breaks.

Player Key Physical Stats

2023 Christian Whitley @CWhitley27

Recommended Level of Play: Early projection for Christian - higher LOP at Safety than WR based on initial view of hips, size, speed, change of direction and core strength. Instincts in middle of field and nose for the ball at high point impressive. WR skill set development - very good hands, route dedication on get off and progression through the route creating separation very good. Ability to win in space defensively and as a WR the ability to create separation will be important moving forward.

Height: 5'10"

Weight: 120

Evaluation Summary

“2023 Watch-List Player!”

 

MFE Ranking system

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MFE Ranking system

Division 1 – FBS Prospects – (6.5 – 9.0)

*8.5 – 9.0 – Elite Prospect – (Composite ranking 6.1 Rivals / ESPN.com 5-Stars – 90-100 / 247 Sports 101-110 Franchise Player) / (6.5 = immediate starter / 7.0 = Franchise / Best Player at Position.)

*8.1 – 8.4 – Impact-Prospect at Primary Position – (Composite Ranking 5.8-6.0 Rivals / ESPN.com 4-Stars – 80-89 / 247Sports 98-100) / (6.0 = Early Starter & Contributor / 6.4 = Immediate Starter.)

*7.5 – 8.0 – Probable Starter at Primary Position – (Composite Ranking 5.5-5.7 Rivals / ESPN.com 3-Stars – 70-79 / 247Sports 90-97) / (5.5 = Potential Starter / 6.0 = Probable Starter.) 

*7.1 – 7.4 – Good Prospect at Primary Position –  (Composite Ranking 5.0-5.4 Rivals / ESPN.com 2-Stars – 60 -69 / 247Sports 80-89) / (5.1 = Potential Starter / 5.4 = Probable Starter.) 

*6.5 – 7.0 – Sleeper Prospect at Primary Position – (Composite Ranking 4.9 Rivals / ESPN.com No-Stars – Below 60 / 247Sports 79-Below) / (4.5 = Quality Backup / 5.0 = Late Starter.)

Division 1AA – FCS Prospects – (5.5 – 6.4)

*5.5 – 6.4 – (LOP Rating – 6.4 = FCS Impact Player – Early Starter / LOP Rating 6.0 = FCS Late Starter – Solid Contributor / LOP Rating – 5.5 = Role player – FCS Backup Player – Late Developer)   

Division 2 – Prospects – (5.1 – 5.4)

*5.1 – 5.4 – (LOP Rating – 5.4 = D2 Impact Player – Early Starter / LOP Rating 5.1 = D2 Late Starter – Solid Contributor / LOP Rating – Below 5.1 = Role player – D2  Backup Player – Late Developer)   

NAIA – Prospects – (4.6 – 5.0)

*4.6 – 5.0 – (LOP Rating – 5.0 = NAIA Impact Player – Early Starter / LOP Rating 4.6 = NAIA  Late Starter – Solid Contributor / LOP Rating – Below 4.6 = Role player – NAIA Backup Player – Late Developer)

D3 – Prospects – (4.0 – 4.5)

*4.0 – 4.5 – (LOP Rating – 4.5 = D3 Impact Player – Early Starter / LOP Rating 4.0 = D3 Late Starter – Solid Contributor / LOP Rating – Below 4.0 = Role player – D3 Backup Player – Late Developer)

 

Skill Set Breakdown

Safety Profile Evaluation relating to level of play through the lens of a College Coach:

FBS Safety

Physical Measurables: Key Stats:
• Height: 6’0″ – 6’2” 40yd: 4.5 or better on laser!
• Weight: 190 lbs. – 210lbs. Bench: 285 lbs. – 300lbs Squat: 385 lbs. – 405lbs+
Coach Keys: * Physical Impact – Must be an elite athlete, physical, aggressive, twitchy & fearless full of confidence and a fierce competitor *Versatile Efficiency – Displays the ability to play multiple zone coverages with high Football IQ as well as lock down man coverage from multiple points of departure by WR. *Ability in Space – Displays the ability to fly to the alley or force the edge in run support and is fearless when attached to the box. / *Demonstrates High Level Ability – Multi-year starter, All State & National recognition from recruiting media and Premier National Camp & Combine presence helpful

FCS Safety

Physical Measurables: Key Stats:
• Height: 6’0″ – 6’1” 40yd: 4.5.5 – 4.6 lazer
• Weight: 180 lbs. – 190lbs. Bench: 270 lbs. – 280bs Squat: 365 lbs. – 385lbs
Coach Keys: * Physical Impact – Not quite the FBS level elite athlete, but coaches believe they can coach and skills are present, physical, aggressive, twitchy & fearless full of confidence and a fierce competitor *Versatile Efficiency – Displays the ability to play multiple zone coverages with high Football IQ as well as lock down man coverage from multiple points of departure by WR. *Ability in Space – Displays the ability to fly to the alley or force the edge in run support and is fearless when attached to the box. / *Demonstrates High Level Ability – Multi-year starter, All Conference player with National camp exposure.

D2 – High NAIA Safety

Physical Measurables: Key Stats:
• Height: 5’10” – 5’11” 40yd: 4.6 – 4.65 lazer
• Weight: 180 lbs. – 190lbs. Bench: 250 lbs. – 275lbs Squat: 335 – 365 lbs.
Coach Keys: * Physical Impact – Must be tough, physical, aggressive, twitchy & fearless full of confidence and a fierce competitor *Versatile Efficiency – Displays the ability to play multiple zone coverages with high Football IQ as well as good man coverage from multiple points of departure by WR. *Ability in Space – Displays the ability to fly to the alley or force the edge in run support and is fearless when attached to the box. / *Demonstrates High Level Ability – Multi-year starter, All Conference player.

NAIA – D3 Safety

Physical Measurables: Key Stats:
• Height: 5’9″ – 5’11” 40yd: 4.7 – 4.8
• Weight: 165 lbs. – 180lbs. Bench: 225 lbs. – 245lbs Squat: 275 lbs. – 315lbs
Coach Keys: * Physical Impact – Solid, tough athlete, physical, aggressive, twitchy & fearless full of confidence and a fierce competitor *Versatile Efficiency – Displays solid ability to play multiple zone coverages with good Football IQ as well as good man coverage from multiple points of departure by WR. *Ability in Space – Displays good ability to fly to the alley or force the edge in run support and is fearless when attached to the box. / *Demonstrates High Level Ability – Varsity starter!

WR Profile Evaluation relating to level of play through the lens of a College Coach:

FBS WR
Physical Measurables: Key Stats:
• Height: 6’2″ – 6’5” 40yd: 4.5 or better on laser!
• Weight: 190 lbs. – 210lbs. Bench: 235 lbs. – 250lbs Squat: 315 lbs. – 335lbs+
Coach Keys: * Physical Impact – Must be an elite athlete, presenting a constant threat to the Defense 100% of the time / *Versatile Efficiency – Displays the ability to come off the L.O.S. with an instant release, low pad level and zero to little wasted movement / *Ability in Space – Displays an initial burst stemming the DB with great level change of hips, speed changes, hand control and escape strikes vs. DB as well great ball skills and hand strength with a willingness to block / *Demonstrates High Level Ability – Multi-year starter, All State & National recognition from recruiting media and Premier National Camp & Combine presence helpful

FCS WR
Physical Measurables: Key Stats:
• Height: 5’11” – 6’1” 40yd: 4.5.5 – 4.6 laser
• Weight: 180 lbs. – 190lbs. Bench: 270 lbs. – 280bs Squat: 365 lbs. – 385lbs
Coach Keys: * Physical Impact – Must be an elite athlete, presenting a constant threat to the Defense 100% of the time / *Versatile Efficiency – Displays the ability to come off the L.O.S. with an instant release, low pad level and zero to little wasted movement / *Ability in Space – Displays an initial burst stemming the DB with great level change of hips, speed changes, hand control and escape strikes vs. DB as well great ball skills and hand strength with a willingness to block / *Demonstrates High Level Ability – Multi-year starter, All State & National recognition from recruiting media and Premier National Camp & Combine presence helpful

D2 – High NAIA – WR
Physical Measurables: Key Stats:
• Height: 5’10” – 5’11” 40yd: 4.6 – 4.65 laser
• Weight: 180 lbs. – 190lbs. Bench: 250 lbs. – 275lbs Squat: 335 – 365 lbs.
Coach Keys: * Physical Impact – Must be a good athlete, presenting a constant threat to the Defense / *Versatile Efficiency – Typically very athletic, quicker than fast or possesses the speed and is undersized for the position / *Ability in Space – Displays level change of hips, speed changes, hand control and escape strikes vs. DB as well good ball skills and hand strength with a willingness to block / *Demonstrates High Level Ability – Plays with a high motor. He has earned All-Conference Honors.

Low NAIA – D3 – WR
Physical Measurables: Key Stats:
• Height: 5’9″ – 5’11” 40yd: 4.7 – 4.8 laser
• Weight: 165 lbs. – 180lbs. Bench: 225 lbs. – 245lbs Squat: 275 lbs. – 315lbs
Coach Keys: * Physical Impact – Must be a good athlete, presenting a constant threat to the Defense / *Versatile Efficiency – Typically very athletic, is undersized for the position / *Ability in Space – Displays good level change of hips, speed changes, hand control and escape strikes vs. DB as well good ball skills and hand strength with a willingness to block / *Demonstrates High Level Ability – Plays with a high motor. Has been a Varsity Starter.

Summary

*Strengths includeChristian is an incredible worker and competitor. He is versatile with skill set as a WR and Safety. His commitment to developing explosive speed and core strength is fantastic. 

*Criteria of developmental focus – Focus must be on overall core strength and explosive speed – continued work on knee bend, quick-hot feet demonstrating the ability to match up in space is very important. Projection as a safety at higher level that WR at this point. Lot could change as genetics will take over in the next 12-18 months. 

*Moving Forward – Continue the work in the weight room developing core strength. This will improve speed and ability to display an explosive skill set. Continue as 2 way player working on Safety and WR craft. Begin man to man cover technique covering slot in tight man and off man working on hips and ability to redirect staying in phase. WR – focus on get-off, creating separation at take off-in route and at top of route. 

 

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