Kevin White Scouting Report

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Kevin White Scouting Report

Position: WR
Conference: Big12
School: West Virginia Mountaineers
Year/Status: Senior
Jersey Number: #11
Height & Weight: 6'3 - 210 lbs.
Draft Prediction: Top 20
Ranked #4 on our Top 100 Prospects Board
Drafted 1.7 in 2015 by CHI

2015 NFL Draft Prospect Scouting Report:
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Kevin White, WR, West Virginia

White has pretty much everything you're looking for in a receiver. He's got size at 6'3, he's got great hands, and he has an excellent ability to high point the ball. Scouts say that he's also a great route runner with the ability to run many different routes and that he's good with the ball after the catch. The one concern was his speed, but he alleviated those concerns by running an impressive 4.35 40 at the combine.

You could also maybe express some concern that his production tailed off in the second half of his senior year, but that's probably a narrative that can be dismissed. A big part of his production declining was West Virginia taking advantage of the attention being paid to White and utilizing Mario Alford more as a result. And it's not like White's production tapered against better defenses later in the year, For example, he caught 16 passes against Texas, a top ten pass defense, and went for 129 yards and a score in the bowl game against Texas A&M who was brutal as a run defense but borderline top 25 against the pass.

Ultimately, the strengths are many and the weaknesses are few, which is why White is one of the few first round talents coming out of the Big 12 this year. And with his performance at the combine, it wouldn't be a total shock if White was selected in the Top 10.

BY BRETT TALLEY

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In Kevin White professional scouts recognize that the flanker has a tall, linear frame with good upper body muscle development. Because of his size, you would expect White to look lanky in his routes, but he has the short pitter-patter steps and burst to look effortless through route progression. He has the balance and feet, along with explosive acceleration and excellent body control out of his cuts to gain valid yardage after the catch.

White has the quickness to stretch the field, but is also quite effective playing the physical game and is very productive underneath. He has that second gear needed to turn an ordinary play into a big gain. He has quick feet and good balance cutting on the move. He might not be the most elusive after-the-catch runner you will find, but has the lower leg drive and ball security skills to power through the initial tackle.

The Mountaineer runs with impressive fluidity, showing good hip and knee bend when changing directions, along with a nice feel for sticks and boundaries. He has the body adjustments skills to contort his body to make the tough catches and possesses the balance and arm extension to pluck the ball at its high point. He does a very good job in maintaining his acceleration, even when changing direction.

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Scouting report provided by Scout.com's Dave-Te Thomas.

Last Updated Feb-26-2015 by Brett Talley

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