Bears NT likes what he sees out of rookie Cody Whitehair

Bears NT likes what he sees out of rookie Cody Whitehair

“Tough kid,” Chicago Bears nose tackle Eddie Goldman said of the 6-foot-4, 310-pound rookie Cody Whitehair, per The Daily Herald. “Man, I don’t know what he’s like in the meeting room because we don’t meet together…

“But out here (on the practice field) he’s tough, he’s strong, he has a good grip when he puts his hands on you. He’s a good run blocker and pass blocker, too. In the run, he comes off (the ball) low. In the pass, he has good balance and good feet.”

Whitehair will be thrust into the starting lineup due to a spate of injuries, but Goldman thinks the 2nd-round pick, one of the strongest players on the team, can handle the pressure.

“He’s strong,” he explained. “He’s probably stronger than me. He just has a good grip. When he gets ahold of you, he’s not going to let you go. He’s gotten better along the way, from OTAs to now.”