Kyzir White

West Virginia
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Prospect Info

College
West Virginia
Hometown
Class
Macungie, PA
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Height
Weight
Arms
6' 2"
218 lbs
31 5/8”
Hands
10 1/8”

Prospect Grade

5.73
Chance to Become NFL Starter
How We Grade

2018 Draft Results

Drafted by
Los Angeles Chargers
Chargers
Round 4 ‧ Pick 19
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Bench Press
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Vertical Jump
35.5
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Broad Jump
113.0
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Coming out of Lackawanna College, White decided to follow his brothers (current WVU receiver Ka'Raun and former receiver Chicago Bears first-round pick Kevin) to Morgantown. Kyzir was an excellent defender for Lackawanna, earning third-team all-conference honors as a freshman and JUCO All-American accolades in 2015 (37 tackles, three interceptions, four pass breakups in 10 games). The top 20 overall junior college prospect stepped into a starting role with the Mountaineers in 2016, playing the Spur hybrid safety/linebacker spot, compiling 58 tackles, seven for loss, three sacks, five pass break-ups, and two forced fumbles. White's work at Spur earned him second-team All-Big 12 notice from league coaches (94 tackles, 7.5 for loss, three interceptions, four pass break-ups, two forced fumbles).
By Lance Zierlein
NFL Analyst
Draft Projection
Round 3-4
NFL Comparison
Michael Boley
Overview
Like his brothers who also attended West Virginia, White was a late bloomer who was lightly recruited and began his journey at Lackawanna Junior College. Despite being a JUCO transfer, White has become a highly-respected team leader who leads by example with his fearless, physical play. Teams are looking to transition him into a hybrid role with the ability to cover tight ends like a safety and support the run like a linebacker. While he's nothing special as an athlete, his competitiveness and play-demeanor should earn him a spot as a starter.
Strengths
  • Gift wrapped, NFL-ready frame with good length and well-distributed musculation
  • Expected to carry more weight and transition to hybrid role
  • Comes from athletic family that is highly supportive
  • Team captain and true team leader
  • Plays every down with the same level of grit and urgency -- even when he's away from the ball
  • Quick to diagnose
  • Supports run with vigor along the edge and in contain
  • Forceful hitter
  • Thumps and engulfs targets while running his feet to finish
  • Quick to diagnose play-action and retreat into coverage
  • Very physical with tight ends in man coverage
  • Has movement, size, and hands making it hard to finesse throws over him without risking a turnover
  • Absolute freight train as a blitzer who looks to leave a mark on the quarterback
Weaknesses
  • Safety role will have to be limited due to average play speed
  • Better playing downhill
  • Has man coverage limitations that may need to be managed according to the matchup
  • Sluggish to open hips and transition smoothly from off-coverage
  • Lacks fluid change of direction
  • Could take time to adjust to more weight and a more physical role
  • Needs to get stronger and better with his hands
  • Average athlete
  • Lacks explosiveness
  • Could see inconsistencies as open-field tackler

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GRADE
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