Pat White Scouting Report

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Pat White Scouting Report

Position: QB
Conference: Big12
School: West Virginia Mountaineers
Year/Status: Drafted
Jersey Number: #5
Height & Weight: 6'1 - 192 lbs.
Drafted 2.12 in 2009 by MIA

2009 NFL Combine Results
40-Yard Dash4.49
Vertical jump35.0
Broad jump9'09
Three-cone drill7.06
20-yard shuttle4.42

2009 NFL Draft Prospect Scouting Report:

Pat White, QB, West Virginia

Even during his freshman campaign, West Virginia knew they had something special in Pat White. The 6-1 quarterback threw for 828 yards, rushed for 952 and totaled 15 total touchdowns. As a sophomore he developed into a better quarterback and threw for 1,655 yards and 13 touchdowns. But he did not stop running and tallied 1,219 yards on the ground with 18 rushes to the end zone. White put up similar numbers as a junior in 2007 and will likely do the same in 2008. The one spot where White has gotten better as a senior is his decision making. He has thrown just one interception through five games in 2008. But even with those solid passing numbers, White will not be a quarterback in the NFL. He is practically a running back, but he will not be one of those at the next level either. White's ability to make people miss in the open field is what makes him an NFL prospect. The one place he can use his playmaking abilities in the professional level is at wide receiver. There is little doubt that White is one of the best playmakers in college football today, but how well can he adjust to playing at receiver? Scouts will have to pay close attention during the combine to see if he has all the tools to succeed. Until then, White will be all over mock drafts, split between those who think he can be a Devin Hester type of wide receiver and those who think he cannot. 3/24 Update: No player has been more intriguing over the last few months than Pat White. Is he a quarterback or a wide receiver? White certainly has proven that he can play quarterback at any level, but many teams are shying away from him as a signal caller. If White is under center, it would drastically change just about every team's offense. No matter which position he plays, White is moving up draft boards and he will likely keep moving up, especially when teams notice that White is the top quarterback left on their board after the third round.

Last Updated Mar-24-2009 by Joel Welser

5 Comments | Add Yours
Prediction: 2nd Round

definatly an intruinging prospect. second rounder. someone will take the chance. either play part-time qb, reciver, wild-cat extrodanair, and probably a dynamic kick returner. if miami gets a hold of him in the second.. i just peed my pants thinking about it. if dallas grabs him in the second, which i find unlikely, that could be good for them. any team will be lucky to get him.

Posted by:
eggnog366 04/10/09 09:50 PM
Prediction: 3rd Round

I"m hoping Dallas takes them with the the 69th pick. I agree he probably won't be a "full time" QB in the NFL, but that "wildcat" formation has caught on and Jerry Jones says they will probably run more of that in the 09-10 season. Romo would not be good for something like that. Most likely Dallas will not pick him in the 3rd, I just think that it wouldn't be a bad idea. But of course if he is available in the 4th (I doubt it), I believe Dallas has the #1 pick in the 4th round. That would be an excellent spot to pick up White for sure.

Posted by:
johnwjr7 04/07/09 11:01 PM
Prediction: 1st Round

Dallas will probably choose him

Posted by:
2012palomo 04/06/09 12:54 PM
Prediction: 3rd Round

I think he should go to Detroit their second pick of round 3,and be a QB for Detroit after Culpepper leaves.

Posted by:
Lionsguy 03/22/09 09:28 AM
Prediction: 2nd Round

i think he like a young Michael Vick. not with the problems. should be a quarterback.

Posted by:
yugiohmyachi 03/19/09 05:28 PM