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Raiders rookie scouting report: Speedster former Junior College standout wide receiver Isaac Whitney

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USC Wide Receiver Isaac Whitney doesn’t have much college production, but he does have remarkable size and speed

On paper, Isaac Whitney is what you’re looking for in a wide receiver: 6’2”, 204 pounds and he runs a 4.34 40. Add in the USC pedigree and you begin imagining an early round pick in the draft, until....you check out his production.

Once a four-star recruit out of junior college in 2015 (and the No. 16 JC player in the country), USC surely had high hopes for Whitney. As a junior, he played in the first five games of the season, recording 8 catches for 112 yards and 2 TDs. Unfortunately a broken collarbone cost him the final nine games of the season.

As a senior, Whitney was unable to crack the rotation at USC and his production was borderline non-existent.

Measurables

Height: 6-2

Weight: 204

40-yard-dash: 4.34

Vertical: 36

Broad: 10-06

3-cone: 6.96

Stats

2016 -- 3 rec, 32 yds, 0 TD

2015 – 8 rec, 112 yds, 2 TD

Strengths

Size and speed. In addition to playing football, Whitney ran a little bit of track for USC – running the second leg on the 4x400 relay that finished second in the Pac-12 Championships in 2015. That speed was what led to an impressive pro day (his 40-time would have placed him third among all receivers at the combine).

Weaknesses

Production. To be that big and that fast and have only 11 catches in two seasons is disappointing — injuries or not.

What he brings to the Raiders

There’s a long road in front of Whitney, but guys with his combination of size and speed are unique — if the coaches feel like he can be coached up while on the practice squad for a year, you never know what could happen.