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Kevin White NFL Draft 2015: Scouting Report, Grade for Bears' Rookie

B/R Video@@bleacherreportB/R VideoMay 1, 2015

USA Today

STRENGTHS

Big, physical, fast and with lots of upside as a two-year player at West Virginia, Kevin White has the highest potential of any receiver in this class. A two-year starter at WVU after transferring from Lackawanna College, White had eye-opening production but matched the numbers with traits on film and blew folks away with a 4.35-second 40-yard dash.

White is the total package: upside and production on an NFL-ready frame. White’s hands were dramatically improved in 2014 once healed from a shoulder injury that slowed him in ‘13. He attacks the ball in the air and has big, strong hands. Cornerbacks can’t beat him at the line with a jam because of his quick-twitch speed and strength. He’s big enough and long enough to compete on 50/50 passes and has the confidence to believe the ball is his.

WEAKNESSES

The biggest gripe you’ll hear with White is that he’s a one-year wonder coming out of an offense that doesn’t produce NFL players. Both are fair judgments. White isn’t a super-polished receiver with a big route tree, although he did run more routes in 2014. He’ll have to learn to play without the help of space and motion that the WVU offense generated for him.

2014 STATISTICS

Receptions: 109
Yards: 1,447
Receiving Touchdowns: 10 

COMBINE RESULTS

40: 4.35 seconds
Bench Press: 23 reps
Vertical: 36.5"
Broad: 123.0
Three-cone Drill: 6.92 seconds


PRO COMPARISON: Dez Bryant, Dallas Cowboys

Comparing anyone to Dez Bryant is dangerous, but White has the size, speed and physical ability before and after the catch to get the nod.

FINAL GRADE: 7.50/9.00 (Pro Bowl Potential)