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Draft Scout Nikita Whitlock News
05/13/14 - Bengals CFA class: Nikita Whitlock, FB, Wake Forest 5-10 251: One of the great competitors in college football…Despite his size, he had 82 tackles and nine sacks as a nose tackle… 19 tackles for loss were tied for the eighth-most nationally…. Three pass breakups…two forced fumbles….Special teams coordinator Darrin Simmons can’t wait to get hold of an offensive player that can tackle…blocked first two kicks of his career in ’13…Prepared for conversion to FB with former Bengals RB Garrison Hearst…Hometown is Wylie, Texas. - Geoff Hobson, Bengals.com
05/07/14 - 2014 NFL Draft: 126 FBS programs, 126 possible UDFAs: WAKE FOREST: FB Nikita Whitlock (5-10, 251, 4.84)...A college defensive tackle, Whitlock has an odd body type and doesn't project to any particular position, but is a natural football player and might fit best on offense as a fullback. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com
01/08/14 - All-Atlantic Coast Conference Wake Forest defensive tackle Nikita Whitlock understands too well that at 5-foot-11, he's not at the top of too many NFL draft boards. So Whitlock hopes a strong showing this week at the inaugural Medal of Honor Bowl will open a few eyes. Whitlock is among 98 players at the Citadel looking for the same thing. Scouts for all 32 NFL teams and most CFL clubs have attended practices, all looking for difference-makers on the field. Whitlock knows his impact probably won't be in the middle of the defensive line, where the 250-pound nose tackle made 82 stops — 19 of those coming behind the line of scrimmage his senior season. Whitlock's practiced at defensive end as well as fullback and tight end this week. "It's all about getting a chance to show what you can do," said Whitlock, voted first-team ACC by league media and second team by league coaches for the 4-8 Demon Deacons.
On Wednesday, Whitlock appeared to do that, continually getting the backfield when lined up with the defense and leading the charge for tailbacks Rajion Neal of Tennessee and D.J. Adams of Portland State. As Whitlock left the field for practice, he had a lengthy interview with an NFL scout. One of the Medal of Honor Bowl officials saw him afterward and said, "You looked like you had a good day." "I think I did," Whitlock said with a grin. - AP Sports
12/13/13 - 2013 ALL-ACC SECOND TEAM (COACHES): DT-Nikita Whitlock, Sr., Wake Forest (30)...Whitlock had a tremendous senior season, finishing with 82 tackles, including nine sacks and 19 tackles for loss. His 19 tackles for loss are tied for the eighth-most nationally. Whitlock also had three pass breakups, two forced fumbles and blocked the first two kicks of his career.
The Wylie, Texas native joins Chris Barclay, Bob Bartholomew, Norman Sneed, James McDougald, John Henry Mills and Ryan Plackemeier as the only Deacons to earn All-ACC honors three times. Whitlock received one vote from the 14 coaches for Defensive Player of the Year while redshirt-freshman Ryan Janvion received one vote for Defensive Rookie of the Year. - Wake Forest football
12/04/13 - 2013 ALL-ACC FIRST TEAM (MEDIA): DT Nikita Whitlock, Wake Forest, 5-11, 250, Sr.-R, Wylie, Texas (156)...Whitlock had a tremendous senior season, finishing with 82 tackles, including nine sacks and 19 tackles for loss. His 19 tackles for loss are tied for the eighth-most nationally. Whitlock also had three pass breakups, two forced fumbles and blocked the first two kicks of his career. The Wylie, Texas native joins Chris Barclay, Bob Bartholomew, Norman Sneed, James McDougald, John Henry Mills and Ryan Plackemeier as the only Deacons to earn All-ACC honors three times. - Wake Forest football