Prospect

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Chris White (LB)
  • Height:
    6'3"
  • Weight:
    240 lbs.
  • Arm Length:
    30 7/8 in.
  • Hand Size:
    9 in.
  • College:
    Mississippi St.
  • Conference:
    SEC
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Selected by: Buffalo Bills
Round: 6
Pick (Overall): 4 (169)

Pick Analysis: White will compete as a backup inside linebacker. He will also add some depth and athleticism to their kicking units.
Combine Stats
  • 40 Yard Dash4.68 sec
  • Bench Press17.0 reps
  • Vertical Jump34.0 inch
  • Broad Jump115.0 inch
  • 3 Cone Drill6.95 sec
  • 20 Yard Shuttle4.25 sec
  • 60 Yard Shuttle11.58 sec
Buzz

Overview

White's a highly productive linebacker but lacks the awareness and playing strength necessary for the NFL. Was a very good fit for his college system, which allowed him to blitz a lot. Does not show the ability to line up over the tight end and set the edge, or play off the line, find the football and pursuit with sound technique. Can get to the quarterback when guessing the snap count on blitzes, but doesn't possess a refined pass rushing skill set. Not capable of holding up in man coverage against receiver threats. Zone coverage is only adequate but does exhibit some playmaking ability. Probable rookie free agent.


Strengths

White was a really productive college player. Is a vertical attacker who thrives when cut loose on the blitz and can get upfield. Very reliable tackler against bigger backs in the box and in space. Has good ball skills. Peeks into the backfield, gets jumps on balls, and can extend outside his frame for an interception.

Weaknesses

Does not consistently show the ability to quickness diagnose running plays. Can not hold up at the point of a attack and takes too long getting off blocks. Will cheat, slip by blockers, but take poor angles of pursuit and lose position. Lacks the athleticism to hold up in man.

Grade

2.7

 

Video Playlist

  1. Chris White vignette

    Published: March 28, 2011 at 01:25 p.m.

    Get to know Mississippi State LB Chris White as he prepares for life in the NFL.

  2. 2011 combine workout: Chris White

    Published: March 14, 2011 at 08:12 p.m.

    Mississippi State linebacker Chris White competes at the 2011 NFL Scouting Combine.

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