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Prospect Profile: Cody Whitehair

Take a look at the offensive guard out of Kansas State on the field and at the combine.

In order to familiarize fans with some of the top names in the 2016 NFL Draft, Chargers.com will be highlighting a different prospect each weekday leading up to the first day of the draft on April 28th.

We continue the series with a scouting report of Kansas State G Cody Whitehair.

Name: Cody WhitehairSchool: Kansas StateHeight: 6-4Weight: 301 poundsPosition: GNFL Network Pro Comparison: Zack Martin

Fans are always drawn to tough, hardnosed offensive linemen who aren't afraid to do the dirty work.

As a result, Cody Whitehair is destined to become a fan favorite the moment he is drafted.

The Kansas State product was a four-year starter in college and a team captain in 2015.  A gym rat lauded for his vigorous work ethic, Whitehair was a versatile lineman for the Wildcats as he started 50 games over four seasons at both tackle and guard.  He received All-Big 12 honors each year, including first-team honors after a lights out senior season at left tackle. 

At 6-4, 301-pounds, Whitehair is a dependable stalwart in the trenches. Athletic and smart, he squares up defenders and outmuscles them with a wide base and jolting hands.   He's drawn comparisons to the Dallas Cowboys' Zack Martin as a dominating collegiate tackle who figures to make an immediate impact at guard at the next level.

While scouts laud his toughness, some would like to see him play with an even nastier mean streak.  Overall, many pundits consider Whitehair one of the safest prospects available in this year's draft with the ability to be a valuable contributor for years to come.

Combine Metrics
40-Yard Dash: 5.08 seconds
Bench Press: 16 reps
Vertical Jump:110.0 inches
Broad Jump: 7.32 inches
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3-Cone Drill:
4.58 seconds

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