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In Senior Bowl practices, TCU senior CB Kevin White displayed the "athleticism needed for the position with natural movement skills, swivel hips and explosive footwork to redirect his momentum in any direction," wrote CBS Sports' Dane Brugler.

"Measuring 5-9 and 180 pounds with arms under the 30-inch benchmark, White doesn't necessarily look the part, but he is a top-notch competitor who doesn't back down physically, attacking the catch point with a 'my ball' attitude," Brugler wrote. ESPN's Todd McShay wrote after the event that White "had a really good week [at the Senior Bowl], displaying very good route recognition skills and football instincts to go with excellent quickness and athleticism." NFL Media analyst Bucky Brooks recently wrote that was "convinced" that White's "cover skills translate well to the pro game." The 5-foot-10, 174-pound White looks like a mid-round prospect at the moment.
Source: CBS Sports
Jan 27 - 6:34 PM

TCU senior CB Kevin White played "sticky coverage in practice with excellent coordination and footwork to flip his hips and redirect his momentum on the move," wrote CBS Sports' Dane Brugler.

"He did get beat vertically at times, but he showed the recovery speed to gain ground, find the football and break up the play," Brugler wrote. The analyst was one of many who lauded White's play at the Senior Bowl. ESPN's Todd McShay wrote after the event that White "had a really good week [at the Senior Bowl], displaying very good route recognition skills and football instincts to go with excellent quickness and athleticism." The 5-foot-10, 174-pound White is graded by CBS as a Rds. 4-5 prospect.
Source: CBS Sports
Jan 27 - 1:41 AM

The Guardian's Matt Rybaltowski observed that TCU senior CB Kevin White "impressed scouts with his feistiness and veritable ball skills and that might by why he drew comparisons with former team-mate Jason Verrett, another smaller corner from TCU."

"Scouts are constantly in search of a tall, physical corner to replicate the success of Richard Sherman and Brandon Browner," Rybaltowski wrote. "White has been forced to play bigger than his dimensions." The 5-foot-10, 174-pound White generated plenty of buzz in Mobile last week. NFL Media analyst Bucky Brooks recently wrote that was "convinced" that White's "cover skills translate well to the pro game." White looks like a mid-round prospect at the moment.
Jan 26 - 11:59 PM

ESPN's Todd McShay wrote that TCU senior CB Kevin White "had a really good week [at the Senior Bowl], displaying very good route recognition skills and football instincts to go with excellent quickness and athleticism."

"His size is a limitation -- he's just 5-9, 180 pounds and has short arms (29 7/8 inches) -- so it will be tough for him to go before Day 3," McShay wrote. "But his performance in Mobile helped boost his stock." White is graded by CBS as a Rds. 4-5 prospect. CBS Sports' Dane Brugler wrote that White "entered [Senior Bowl] week without much buzz, but he leaves Mobile as the talk of the town."
Jan 26 - 6:33 PM

Former TCU DE Devonte Fields is visiting Louisville today and the Cardinals are in the lead to land the transfer, according to Max Olson.

Fields played a number of games for Trinity Valley Community College this year, but his effort was spotty according to eye witness reporter accounts via Sports Illustrated. Fields, in fact, said it was difficult to stay motivated. The edge rusher's freshman season was outstanding at TCU, but he has since dealt with injuries and off-field transgressions. Louisville loves to give second chances.
Jan 26 - 9:42 AM

Scout's Inc. reports that TCU senior CB Kevin White played better at Senior Bowl week than they'd seen on tape.

"He's small (5-foot-9, 180 pounds) with short arms (29 7/8 inches), so we're not talking about a Day 1 or even a Day 2 pick here," wrote Todd McShay, Steve Muench and Kevin Weidl. "But he stood out this week after we'd initially been underwhelmed by his performance as tape. He showed very quick feet, fluid movement skills and excellent instincts in terms of recognizing routes and reading the quarterback's eyes. He also did a great job of playing the ball, including high-pointing an interception in Wednesday's practice." The 5-foot-10, 174-pound White is graded by CBS as a Rds. 4-5 prospect. CBS Sports' Dane Brugler wrote that White "entered the week without much buzz, but he leaves Mobile as the talk of the town."
Jan 25 - 12:52 AM

TCU senior CB Kevin White "is a vertically challenged former TCU corner who doesn't let his lack of height affect him," observed NFL.com's Charles Davis.

"He makes plays on the ball, gains excellent positioning, can run with receivers and will tackle," Davis wrote. "He's the complete package and is willing to battle." Davis compares White to 2014 first-round pick Jason Verrett in that he mitigates the disadvantage a lack of height would pose to a lesser-talented corner. NFL Media analyst Bucky Brooks recently wrote that was "convinced" that White's "cover skills translate well to the pro game."
Source: NFL.com
Jan 24 - 9:55 PM

NFL Media analyst Bucky Brooks is "convinced" that TCU senior CB Kevin White's "cover skills translate well to the pro game."

"After watching him work in drills, I'm convinced that his cover skills translate well to the pro game and it's easy to see him making a contribution as sub defender in a zone-based scheme that also features some "off"-man elements," Brooks wrote. The TCU prospect entered Senior Bowl week regarded as one of top cover corners in college football, while some scouts had concerns about his size and frame at the next level. Brooks notes that while White's size concerns are valid, his "outstanding footwork, short-area quickness and ability to transition allow him to shadow pass-catchers closely in space."
Source: NFL.com
Jan 23 - 3:35 PM

CBS Sports' Dane Brugler notes that TCU senior CB Kevin White has "turned heads with his performance during practices" at the Senior Bowl.

"Senior Bowl week started with the unfortunate news that West Virginia wide receiver Kevin White, a potential top-10 draft pick, had pulled out of the event. However, that name has been well represented in Mobile as the "other" Kevin White, a smallish cornerback out of TCU, has turned heads with his performance during practices," Brugler wrote. The 5-foot-10, 174-pound White is graded by CBS as a Rds. 4-5 prospect. Brugler adds that White "entered the week without much buzz, but he leaves Mobile as the talk of the town."
Source: CBS Sports
Jan 23 - 2:12 PM

The interviews TCU redshirt senior T Tayo Fabuluje conducted with teams at the East-West Shrine Game were "every bit as important to his draft stock as his ability to lock onto and steer opponent pass rushers during one-on-one pass-protection drills, which he did very well," wrote the Sporting News' Chris Kouffman.

This is because Fabuluje (pronounced "fab-BOO-loo-zhay") has been "red flagged" by scouts because he has neglected to lose "bad weight," which some take as a sign that he is lacking a work ethic. "Fabuluje carried himself well on the field overall," Kouffman wrote. "He moved far better than a 6-7, 359-pound person should be allowed to move. ... Fabuluje’s combination of size, build and athletic ability may produce a slightly higher grade from NFL scouts, provided they walk away from interviews convinced he is committed to football."
Jan 19 - 7:04 PM

The Sporting News' Chris Kouffman writes that TCU redshirt senior S Sam Carter "surprised observers by being able to stay with receivers in man coverage during one-on-one drills [at East-West Shrine Game practices]."

"Tape study, however, shows that this should not have been a surprise; Carter played a hybrid linebacker-safety position in Gary Patterson’s defense, which regularly put him in man coverage on slot receivers," Kouffman wrote. "It is easy to see why he accumulated four interceptions in 2014." The 6-foot-1, 215-pounder is ranked by CBS Sports as the No. 351 overall prospect, just outside of Round 7 territory. "Scouts also were able to observe his leadership and communication skills, which can only be sensed indirectly on film. Carter's experience as a quarterback — he backed up Andy Dalton and Casey Pachall before moving to the Horned Frogs' secondary — showed through," Kouffman wrote. "Carter read the offense’s alignment and communicated to his teammates loudly, accurately and constantly. He continued to shout out offensive tendencies to his teammates while on the sideline waiting to take part in drills." Carter finished his career with 13 interce
Jan 19 - 6:52 PM

TCU junior RB B.J. Catalon will enter the 2015 NFL Draft.

Catalon did not play in the school's bowl game due to an injury that was believed to be concussion related. We wonder if those symptoms and experience played into this decision, as Catalon will likely be a third day pick at best. The full list of declarations will come out on Monday.
Jan 16 - 12:07 PM

College Football 24/7 writer Mike Huguenin reports that TCU redshirt senior T Tayo Fabuluje "almost certainly will be used on the right side in the NFL."

"Fabuluje (his last name is pronounced "fab-BOO-loo-zhay") is a road-grader in the running game and looks to have the necessary footwork to play on the right side in the NFL," wrote Huguenin. "In one-on-one drills with West linemen, Fabuluje buries guys once he gets into them." The analyst noted Fabuluje's unique path to the NFL draft: "Fabuluje was born in Nigeria and went to high school in the Dallas area. He signed with BYU out of high school but left after his freshman season. He started for TCU in 2012, missed the 2013 season for personal reasons, then started again this fall. Thus, he played just two seasons of college football and remains somewhat raw. But he definitely is a physical specimen and looks to have a big upside." TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline wrote during the season that NF scouts have "red flags" about the "bad weight" Fabuluje added in last off season but added that reviews "remain positive."
Source: NFL.com
Jan 14 - 8:01 PM

TCU senior DT Chucky Hunter has "deceptive quickness," according to NFL Media analyst Charles Davis.

"Hunter enjoyed a big senior season with the Horned Frogs and helped them to a 12-1 finish," wrote College Football 24/7 writer Mike Huguenin. "Hunter (6-1, 307) is stout in the middle and hard to root out once he gets settled in." Hunter logged 9.5 TFL in 2014 and 21.5 across his past three TCU seasons. He can bench 520 pounds and clean 460. Hunter is a Day 3 prospect at the moment.
Source: NFL.com
Jan 14 - 4:48 PM

CBS Sports' Rob Rang wrote that TCU senior LB Paul Dawson is "a heat-seeking missile" with "instincts and agility."

"At 6-foot-2, 230 pounds, Dawson is likely limited to playing outside linebacker in a predominately 4-3 scheme," Rang wrote. "He's very light on his feet, showing the acceleration and change of direction to excel in space but relies on this athleticism to slip by blocks, rather than physically taking them on. Dawson is a reliable open-field tackler who hits ball-carriers in their legs and wraps securely but shows only average strength and technique to disengage from blockers once they've latched on." The 2014 All-American finished with 136 tackles (10.46/gm), 20.0 tackles for loss, six sacks and four interceptions, including one returned for a touchdown. No player in the country had at least 100 tackles with as many sacks and interceptions as Dawson. "What's most impressive about Dawson's production is that this season was his first as a full-time starter," Rang wrote. "Dawson's number is hardly [a] fluke, though."
Source: CBS Sports
Jan 11 - 10:49 PM


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