Josh Whyle 2023 NFL Draft Scouting Report
- Chose Cincinnati over 30-plus offers including Wisconsin, Auburn, Georgia, and Tennessee
- Missed freshman season with a broken collarbone
- Suffered a foot injury in the College Football Playoffs vs Alabama
- Scheme tendencies: Pro-style
- 2022 projected role: Starting TE
Pros: Josh Whyle held more than 30 FBS offers but opted to take his talents to Cincinnati, where he blossomed into a key playmaker in 2020 and 2021. Unfortunately, he missed almost all of his freshman campaign with a broken collarbone and couldn’t top Josiah Deguara on the depth chart in 2019–something he admittedly reacted poorly to, which members of the coaching staff have affirmed. Those bumps in the road set him up well to becoming an important weapon for the Bearcats over the last two seasons. Whyle is a good athlete that shines in the passing game where his hands, body control, and ball skills are top traits. He is a good route-runner that can win at every level of the field. His ability to snap through route breaks and produce after the catch are surprising qualities given his body composition. He is a willing and competitive blocker. Whyle’s blend of size and ball skills make him a legitimate seam threat.
Cons: Josh Whyle will need to continue diversifying his route tree at the next level where more will be on his plate. While Whyle is experienced in blocking and receiving from the slot and in-line, he needs notable growth in the blocking department. Despite being a willing and enthusiastic blocker, he doesn’t execute with consistent hand technique or footwork to be reliable sustaining blocks. He also needs to add functional strength to hold up better in the trenches.
Josh Whyle NFL Draft Scouting Report by Joe Marino