Birthday: December 12, 1981
When the LSU offense takes the field, you can count on Andrew Whitworth being there. He has started every game at left tackle since he was a redshirt freshman (39 straight contests), and could become the first Bayou Bengal ever to start 50 games. Whitworth played the most snaps on the team in both his sophomore and junior seasons, and only allowed one sack last year.
Whitworth has the ideal height and wingspan for an NFL tackle. An above-average athlete, he is proficient at using his hands to stymie pass rushers, and he moves well laterally, which may explain why he was an excellent tennis player in his younger years. As his ironman streak suggests, Whitworth is a competitor with a blue-collar approach to the game.
Whitworth’s height can work against him as he plays too upright at times and loses leverage against more compact defensive linemen. He needs to continue to get stronger, especially in the lower body.
Whitworth is not the “dancing bear” that NFL teams look for at left tackle, nor is he the mauler that they want on the right side. He is too good of a player not to find a home somewhere though.
(profile written by Warren DeLuca)
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