Photo of Kevin White
Drafted By: Bears
  • Round 1
  • Pick 7
  • Overall 7

Combine Results

Grade
6.95 ?
  • 4.35 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 23 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 36.5 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 123.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 6.92 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.14 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 11.52 SEC
    Top Performer
Blue Star  =  Combine Top Performer

Draft Analysis:

"White ran a 4.35 at the combine. With the ball in his hands, this kid's exciting. He's a natural ball catcher. It's going to be on Jay Cutler now to get it done." -- Mike Mayock

  • 6'3" Height
  • 32 5/8" Arm Length
  • 215LBS. Weight
  • 9 1/4" Hands

Overview

White had a spectacular senior season with 109 receptions and 1,447 receiving yards, finishing third and sixth, respectively, in the nation in 2014. Was one of three finalists for the Biletnikoff award (best receiver). He started the season with seven consecutive 100-yard receiving games, a school record. He set the school record for catches in a game with 16 receptions vs. Texas on Nov. 8, 2014. Missed the first game of his junior season with a shoulder injury after joining West Virginia from Lackawanna College. Played in 24 career games, starting 22 in his two seasons with West Virginia.

Analysis

Strengths

Has desired NFL frame for the position. Goes and gets the ball with consistency. Had issues with drops in 2013 after transferring in from JUCO, but caught everything in sight in 2014. High points the ball. Asked to run more types of routes in 2014 and delivered with increased productivity. Terrific inside release to beat press coverage. Creates separation on crossers and can stop on a dime on hitch routes. Makes defenders work to get him down after the catch. Competes when the ball is in the air. Looks to turn upfield immediately after short catch, running with desire and some power.

Weaknesses

Pigeon-toed and runs heel to toe. Allowed to play in space and must learn to get off line of scrimmage against press coverage. Must answer questions abound about his top-end speed. Wall-off blocker who could use more work in that area. Average wiggle after the catch and relies on effort over suddenness to pick up yards after catch.

Draft Projection

Round 1 (top 10)

NFL Comparison

DeAndre Hopkins

Bottom Line

He's not just a product of West Virginia's system -- he's talented. White showed off 23 reps on the bench press and a blazing 4.35 40 at the combine, proving he has the top-end speed to go with the size and strength. White came into West Virginia with very limited confidence, according to team insiders, but when he left, he had realized his rare talent. White lacks the polish of Amari Cooper, but some teams already believe he has the best upside of any wide receiver in this draft.
-Lance Zierlein
C
Grade Title
9.00-10 Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-8.99 Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99 Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49 Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.50-6.99 Chance to become Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.00-6.49 Should become instant starter
5.50-5.99 Chance to become NFL starter
5.20-5.49 NFL backup or special teams potential
5.01-5.19 Better-than-average chance to make NFL roster
5.00 50-50 Chance to make NFL roster
4.75-4.99 Should be in an NFL training camp
4.50-4.74 Chance to be in an NFL training camp
No Grade Likely needs time in developmental league.

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