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Scouting Report: WR Kevin White, WVU

Steve Shoup

Pros:

  • Big physical receiver who does an excellent job winning contested catches.
  • Great leaping ability and can high-point the ball, which makes him very effective in jump ball situations.
  • Fast receiver ran sub 4.4 at the combine, capable downfield threat and can turn short catches into big gains.
  • Displays good, sure hands.
  • Nice agility that allows him to get open for quick passes.
  • Shows the ability to succeed on any route, and runs good crisp routes overall.

 

Cons:

  • First step can be inconsistent allowing corners a chance to react to him. This can lead him getting disrupted on some timing routes.
  • A bit more raw overall, just one year of big production at the FBS level.
  • Route-running could still improve.

 

Overview:

Kevin White burst onto the scene this year and has challenged Amari Cooper for the top receiver spot in this draft. He’s a big, physical receiver, who should be devastating in the red zone and will win a lot of contested catches.

He’s more raw than Cooper, but he excels in areas that should allow him to return value early on in his NFL career. His size/speed combo is excellent and add in his red zone threat helps him succeed even if he is in a poor offense with bad QB play. Teams should be prepared for some inconsistencies in game early on, and some mental lapses as he’s still refining his skill set, but the potential is sky high.

While it’s very much up for debate who is the better receiver right now, White’s skill set is harder to come by, which could allow for him to be taken ahead of Cooper.

 

 



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