Melvin White  

Height: 6-2   Weight: 215   Age: 29

Born: 6/26/1990 Freeport , TX

College: Louisiana-Lafayette

Experience: Season









Draft 2013

Pick Analysis: White’s cornerback partner, Dwight Bentley, was drafted by Detroit in the third round of the 2012 draft. While White might not Bentley’s sub 4.4 4 speed, his legitimate six-foot-plus build and physicality makes him an effective zone corner for the Ragin’ Cajuns – and an intriguing prospect for teams looking for length on the outside, or even at free safety.

The Texas high school receiver and quarterback (he switched to running the offense as a senior) redshirted in 2008 to meet NCAA academic eligibility requirements, then played 12 games in his freshman and sophomore seasons (totaling 31 tackles and two pass break-ups) while starting one game each year. He also returned a fumble 93 yards for a score against Ole Miss in 2010. White started all 13 games at cornerback in 2011, earning honorable mention All-Sun Belt honors by making 64 tackles, 8.5 for loss, intercepting two passes and breaking up seven others. in 2012, White had 10 pass breakups and 60 total tackles.
At Louisiana-Lafayette's pro day, White ran the 40-yard dash in 4.59 and 4.62 seconds and recorded a 32-inch vertical jump and 10-foot-2 broad jump. He completed the short shuttle drill in 4.53 seconds and the three-cone drill in 7.36 seconds. White also recorded 12 strength lifts. He worked out as a cornerback with a notation that his best position is probably safety.


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  1. 2013 Draft profile: CB Melvin White, Louisiana-Lafayette

    Published: April 17, 2013 at 08:57 p.m.

    A look at the college highlights of Louisiana-Lafayette cornerback Melvin White.

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