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NFL Media analyst Daniel Jeremiah ranks West Virginia WR Kevin White as the No. 3 overall prospect in the class.

This is officially a love affair. We already knew that Jeremiah graded White as the No. 1 receiver the class -- most give that designation to either Amari Cooper, or, as is the case of Rotoworld, Dorial Green-Beckham -- but now we know he also values White more than such elite prospects as Jameis Winston, Marcus Mariota, and Shane Ray. "White has excellent size and is an extremely explosive wide receiver," Jeremiah explained. "He uses his strength to power through press coverage, and he shows a burst to create early separation. He is still developing as a route runner, but he can drop his weight and get out of his breaks efficiently. He has outstanding tracking skills and he consistently high points the ball down the field. He had several 'wow' catches this season. He excels after the catch because of his ability to run through tackles as well as make defenders miss. I love his overall competitiveness, physicality, play speed and ball skills."
Source: NFL.com
Jan 22 - 4:50 PM

West Virginia WR Kevin White will not attend the Senior Bowl.

No reason was attached. White first accepted the invitation, but things likely changed once signing with an agent and receiving advice from representation. White could emerge as the top receiver in the 2015 class.
Source: Senior Bowl
Jan 17 - 10:48 AM

West Virginia redshirt senior OG Mark Glowinski "was often discussed by scouts on the sideline" at East-West Shrine Game practices, reported NFL Media draft analyst Lance Zierlein.

"Glowinski had his fair share of scouts surrounding him after each practice and was often discussed by scouts on the sideline," Zierlein wrote. "Glowinski followed up a quality season with a quality week of practice. The quality of offensive linemen at the practices was very hit or miss and Glowinski's easy movement and above-average technique stood out every day. Glowinski played tackle in junior college and figures to offer roster depth and the ability to play multiple positions if needed." The 6-foot-5, 312-pounder was moved from tackle to guard during spring practices in 2013 and will remain there in the pros.
Source: NFL.com
Jan 16 - 6:40 PM

West Virginia redshirt senior OG Mark Glowinski "looks terrific in one-on-one drills" at East-West Shrine practice, according to TFY Draft Insider Tony Pauline.

"Mark Glowinski/OL/WVU looks terrific in one-on-one drills. Strong and easily holds the point," Pauline tweeted. The 6-foot-5, 312-pound Glowinski moved from tackle to guard during spring practices of 2013. Pauline noted back in September, that Glowinski is an "underrated athlete with a large degree of upside and has been pegged for tackle at the next level by a number of scouts."
Jan 14 - 2:11 PM

ESPN's Kevin Weidl observed that West Virginia senior DE Shaquille Riddick lacks "speed-to-power" skills.

"[Riddick] has some initial quicks," Weidl wrote. "But he's lean in lower. Lacks speed-to-power, struggled to counter." Riddick would no doubt be disappointed to hear this analysis after he logged two sacks in the contest Weidl took in, Saturday's Medal of Honor Bowl. The event measured him in at 6-foot-5 7/10, 231 pounds, with 33 3/4 inch arms. Riddick was named the Big 12’s defensive newcomer of the year this season after arriving via transfer from Gardner-Webb.
Jan 11 - 6:26 PM

West Virginia senior DE Shaquille Riddick logged two sacks in Saturday's Medal of Honor Bowl.

He also had a quarterback hurry, four tackles, and two TFL. This was a very nice showing in Riddick's last collegiate game action. The 6-foot-6, 242-pound Riddick played three years at Gardner-Webb and was named the Big 12’s defensive newcomer of the year after transferring to West Virginia in 2014. CBS Sports' Dane Brugler wrote in the fall that Riddick "has NFL first-step quickness, closing burst and finishing toughness to blow up plays in the backfield."
Jan 11 - 1:52 PM

NFL Media's Daniel Jeremiah tweeted he already has first round grades on five WR prospects in the 2015 class.

We think we know four of those names: Kevin White, Amari Cooper, DeVante Parker and Dorial Green-Beckham. Prior to the tweet, Jeremiah rattled of a few Devin Smith tweets so he could be No. 5. Jaelen Strong, Devin Funchess and Rashad Greene all have an argument as well.
Jan 10 - 1:38 PM

West Virginia junior S Karl Joseph will return to school in 2015.

Joseph was a first-team all-Big 12 honoree in 2014, starting all 13 games and collecting 92 tackles, one interception and 4.5 tackles for loss. The 5-foot-10, 200-pound safety acquits himself well playing deep as a free safety, but he'll also crash the box hard to jolt a ball carrier. He's undersized, but Joseph might have gone on Day 2 had he declared for the draft.
Jan 8 - 9:50 PM

West Virginia senior DE Shaquille Riddick will play in Saturday's Medal of Honor Bowl.

The 6-foot-6, 242-pound Riddick played three years at Gardner-Webb before transferring to West Virginia in May. It was a sound decision: Riddick was named the Big 12’s defensive newcomer of the year. You might recall the prospect's breakout game against Baylor in which he single-handedly disrupted one of the nation's best offenses and finished with four tackles for loss and three sacks. CBS Sports' Dane Brugler wrote in the fall that Riddick "has NFL first-step quickness, closing burst and finishing toughness to blow up plays in the backfield."
Jan 7 - 5:12 PM

NFL Media's Daniel Jeremiah believes West Virginia senior Kevin White is the top WR in the 2015 draft.

Nearly everyone ranks Amari Cooper as the draft's top receiver. Jeremiah isn't along in thinking White is a (slightly) better prospect than Cooper, as Rotoworld's Josh Norris ranks White and Dorial Green-Beckham ahead of the Crimson Tide receiver. White burst onto the scene this year, exhibiting proficiency in contested catch situations and an ability to create separation when isolated on one side of the field.
Jan 7 - 10:01 AM

The Titans and the Jaguars will be the two staffs coaching rosters at the Senior Bowl.

The Bucs had been rumored to be the other team alongside the Titans, but are hiring a new offensive coordinator which likely factors into their decision to not coach at the event. It is the second consecutive season the Jaguars are coaching one of the teams. The Titans will coach the North and the Jaguars the South. The latter selected four Senior Bowlers last year, including site favorite Telvin Smith.
Wed, Dec 31, 2014 09:40:00 AM

ESPN's Todd McShay wrote that West Virginia senior WR Kevin White "emerged as a legit top-50 NFL prospect for the 2015 class."

Many would be more generous than that, saying White has emerged as a first-rounder. "He can stretch the field with his speed and does a great job of high-pointing the football to make contested catches on downfield throws, taking advantage of his prototypical size," McShay wrote. In his last collegiate game, White had seven catches for 129 receiving yards and a touchdown in Monday's 45-37 Liberty Bowl loss to Texas A&M. The star receiver finished with 109 receptions for 1,447 yards and 10 touchdowns.
Tue, Dec 30, 2014 06:01:00 PM

West Virginia WR Mario Alford had three catches for 57 yards and a touchdown in Monday's 45-37 loss to Texas A&M in the Liberty Bowl.

Kevin White wasn't the only Mountaineer receiver who broke out this season. Alford, ignored by pro evaluators prior to this season, finished with 65 receptions for 945 yards and 11 touchdowns. The 5-foot-9, 175-pound Alford "hasn't gone unnoticed by opposing coaches and NFL scouts," according to NFL.com's analysts. Alford will play in the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl next month. He could be a Day 3 pick.
Mon, Dec 29, 2014 06:49:00 PM

West Virginia senior WR Kevin White had seven catches for 129 receiving yards and a touchdown in Monday's 45-37 Liberty Bowl loss to Texas A&M.

The Aggies secondary paid plenty of attention to West Virginia's best player, but White still managed to have a big game. His biggest play was also one of his easiest. It came with about 12 minutes left in the second quarter, when QB Skyler Howard hit him in stride after White had blazed past an Aggie corner and into open field for a 49-yard scoring strike. In a breakout season that pushed White from Day 3 pick to future first-rounder, the star receiver collected 109 receptions for 1,447 yards and 10 touchdowns.
Mon, Dec 29, 2014 06:34:00 PM

West Virginia redshirt senior QB Clint Trickett is retiring from football due to concussions and will not play in the school's bowl game.

Trickett told the media he has suffered five concussions in the past 14 months, hiding two from trainers. Sophomore Skyler Howard should start in his place. Trickett was previously cleared to practice, but a recent update said he had not been cleared to play. The quarterback started his career at FSU before transferring to West Virginia.
Fri, Dec 26, 2014 02:09:00 PM


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