At 23-years-old from Florida State University, the wide receiver is an unknown for many. After the combine, he should be more commonly known.
Look at what one of the top NFL Draft analysts has to say about the wide receiver.
FSU wide receiver Kermit Whitfield. https://t.co/evJeREKuKP
— Matt Miller (@nfldraftscout) February 26, 2017
In high school, the athlete ran a 4.37 40-yard dash. Expect him to outdo himself during the Combine.
In his collegiate career, he was mostly known for a being a deadly return man. Although he never was able to record a kick return touchdown, he is still a homerun threat. That is evidenced by him averaging 22.9 yards per kick return and accumulating over 1700 kick return yards.
As a receiver, though, he has work that has to be done. He may have 102 catches for 1338 yards and seven touchdowns, but he has to work on his routes to succeed as a pro. In the pros, he projects as a Trindon Holliday type with more height. He should be a successful kick returner with his speed.
Dwayne Harris did not show that he was worthy of being the kick returner last season. His backup Bobby Rainey is a free agent and is not likely to be retained. It would be a good fit for the Giants to pick up Whitfield in either the seventh round or take a look at him if he becomes a UDFA.