Kevin White to Bears? Takeaways from draft arrivals

CHICAGO -- West Virginia wide receiver Kevin White doesn't expect to fall past the Chicago Bears at the 2015 NFL Draft on Thursday night.

"I feel like if I'm there at seven, I think they will pick me," White told reporters Wednesday at the NFL Play 60 Youth Football Clinic. "But you never know what happens in the draft. ... I guess we'll see."

White has good reason to believe Chicago is a potential landing spot.

He added that the coaching staff is "very high" on him and has already spoken to him about potentially filling the void left by the Brandon Marshall trade.

Here's what else we learned from the draft's top prospects at the Play 60 event:

  1. Armed with the belief that he is the best player available, USC defensive lineman Leonard Williams said he should be drafted No. 1 overall. Williams added that it would be "awesome" to stay in California with the Raiders. He also has a "pretty good connection" with Titans defensive line coach Giff Smith.
  1. When asked by Around The NFL if he is the best edge rusher in a deep draft at the position, Dante Fowler Jr. emphatically said, "Yes!" citing his work ethic and drive.

The 6-foot-3 pass rusher said he "wouldn't be surprised" if the Jags took him No. 3, mainly because of the fit -- they need an edge rusher -- and he'd love to continue playing in Florida. "At the end of the day it would be nice if Jacksonville could get me, you know, Gator Nation, home, Florida guy. (But) it's a blessing, whoever gets me, if it's the Jaguars, if it's the freakin' Seahawks, I don't care."

  1. Landon Collins told Around The NFL he could play in any scheme and for any NFL team. "There isn't a team I can't go play on and start," the draft's top safety said. When asked specifically about the Pittsburgh Steelers -- who need safety help with Troy Polamalu's retirement -- Collins passed along a note that coaches were impressed with recent game tape:

"I remember coach said to me, 'you was always in the box, but now that we saw you play the deep third, we have total confidence that you can play all over the field,'" Collins said.

  1. Wisconsin star Melvin Gordon has joined Steven Jackson's "Save the Running Back" cause, noting that the success of Le'Veon Bell and Jeremy Hill has helped bolster his own value.
  1. Georgia's Todd Gurley confirmed that his surgically repaired knee is feeling good. "Taking all these visits," Gurley said, "I'm actually doing better than I expected."
  1. Asked by Around The NFL if he has any idea if he will be drafted in the first or second round, University of Central Florida wide receiver Breshad Perriman replied, "Honestly, I don't. I wish."
  1. UConn cornerback Byron Jones told Around The NFL that he would be "honored" to be drafted in the first round. If he falls to the second round, however, he will still be happy. "I've been in Connecticut for 22 years," Jones said. "I'd like to get out."

The latest Around The NFL Podcast previews the 2015 NFL Draft and breaks down the biggest rumors and storylines. Find more Around The NFL content on NFL NOW.

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