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West Virginia's Kevin White is not a lock to be the first or second WR selected, according to NFL Media's Charles Davis.

In trying to come up with reasons why this might be possible, the only one we can come up with is the "one year wonder" label. Davis' statement stood on its own without reasoning, but it was likely a "bold prediction" type question. We guess many teams will look at White and see a receiver who has the potential to win in both the big and small receiver games. That is difficult to find.
Source: NFL.com
Mar 26 - 12:18 PM

NFL Films' Greg Cosell compares West Virginia WR Kevin White to Terrell Owens.

For this reason, the analyst pegs White's best fit to a "Don Coryell" type vertical offense. "That kind of sort of big, powerful, fast guy," said Cosell. "White is big and explosive. He's a quick-twitch explosive athlete for a kid that size. And he looks physical playing. When you see him on film, he just looks powerful and strong. And he has that explosive burst to him for a big wideout. He was very strong run after catch." The 6-foot-3, 215-pound White, a possible top-5 pick, ran a 4.35 40-yard dash at the combine. We rank him as the class' premier receiver.
Mar 20 - 7:11 PM

West Virginia's Mark Glowinski and Missouri's Mitch Morse provide the best guard value in the class, believes NFL Media analyst Charles Davis.

"Morse was a tackle at Missouri but projects inside to guard at the next level," Davis wrote. "Morse has a good chance of playing early, too. As for Glowinski, I keep hearing his name come up when I talk to scouts. He's a hard-nosed player." Like Morse, Glowinski has experience at tackle. The 6-foot-5, 312-pound Mountaineer was moved from tackle to guard during spring practices in 2013 and will remain there in the pros.
Source: NFL.com
Mar 17 - 11:48 PM

West Virginia WR Kevin White jumped to No. 4 overall on Mel Kiper's Big Board.

White previously ranked No. 9. "He just grew so much this past year -- physically, in terms of his concentration, and particularly in simply finding ways to win matchups," Kiper wrote. "While White runs fast, he sometimes doesn't look too explosive, but he is certainly quick, and will create space if you don't body him early. He has good length and can dominate defenders on contested catches. He also limited his drops this season." The 6-foot-3, 215-pound White, a possible top-5 pick, ran a 4.35 40-yard dash at the combine. White is the No. 1 WR on a host of analyst's lists, including Rotoworld's Josh Norris and NFL Media analysts Charles Davis, Mike Mayock and Daniel Jeremiah. Kiper ranks Amari Cooper as slightly better.
Mar 15 - 7:12 PM

West Virginia G Quinton Spain ran a 4.97 forty at the school's pro day.

This is at 6'4/330 lbs. Spain also registered a 29" vertical, 8'7" broad jump, 4.62 short shuttle and 7.71 three cone. We are a bit surprised at the lack of attention Spain received at all star games. He is a powerful interior offensive lineman.
Source: 247 Sports
Mar 14 - 11:06 AM

West Virginia EDGE Shaq Riddick shined at the school's pro day on Friday.

Riddick stands 6'6/244 lbs and recorded a 4.59 forty (1.57 10 yard split), 36" vertical jump, 10'4" broad jump, 4.28 short shuttle and 6.67 3-cone. These results are very similar to Randy Gregory's, but almost 10 pounds heavier. We aren't saying they are equal prospects, but this kind of athleticism and size combination could push him above the other prospects in his group.
Source: 247 Sports
Mar 14 - 10:22 AM

Scout Inc.'s Kevin Weidl reports that a "few people" had Mario Alford "in the 4.25 range" at West Virginia's pro day.

"Talked with a few people that had Mario Alford in the 4.25 range at WVUs pro day. Shows the same type of juice on tape. Kick off return TD vs Bama)," Weidl tweeted. The West Virginia prospect's 4.25 time, was quite the improvement from his 4.43 at the combine. Alford was no slouch for the Mountaineers in 2014, leading the team in yards per catch (14.5) and touchdowns (13). The 5-foot-9, 175-pound wideout recorded 65 receptions for 945 yards last season.
Mar 13 - 2:59 PM

West Virginia WR Kevin White went No. 4 to the Raiders in Mel Kiper's most recent mock draft.

"After running a 4.35 40 in Indy and looking great in drills, White has closed the gap on Amari Cooper on my Big Board," Kiper wrote. "I still have Cooper ahead of him because he's the more well-rounded and accomplished receiver, but White's star potential is now clear and I can see him beating Cooper out at this slot. White is a threat all over the field, will make the contested catch, and has home run speed with the ball in his hands." Rotoworld, for one, prefers White to Cooper. We rank the Mountaineer as the No. 1 receiver prospect in the draft.
Mar 11 - 12:31 PM

NFL Media analyst Charles Davis notes that with West Virginia WR Kevin White's "size and strength," he "can break short routes Big."

"Kevin White, WR, W.Virginia-Yes, he makes a lot of big plays over the top, but with his size and strength, no doubt he can break short routes Big," Davis tweeted. The West Virginia prospect is a natural turning and getting up field after the catch. The 6-foot-3, 215-pound White isn't the easiest to bring down in the open field, and has the size and the power to make smaller defenders pay. Our own Josh Norris ranks White as his No.1 rated WR.
Mar 4 - 3:13 PM

West Virginia WR Kevin White "has star potential, especially if he continues to improve," wrote ESPN's Mel Kiper.

"White is probably closer to [Amari] Cooper on most boards than he was heading into Indy," Kiper wrote. "He ran 4.35 with a 1.52 10-yard split, so there's no question about the quick-twitch explosiveness now." Sports Illustrated's Doug Farrar recently compared White to a mix of Randy Moss and Larry Fitzgerald. White is the No. 1 WR on a host of analyst's lists, including Rotoworld's Josh Norris and NFL Media analysts Charles Davis, Mike Mayock and Daniel Jeremiah.
Feb 28 - 7:32 PM

West Virginia WR Kevin White reminds Sports Illustrated's Doug Farrar of Randy Moss and Larry Fitzgerald.

"White's college tape ... showed over and over that while he doesn't yet run a full route tree, he's got the speed to beat defenders downfield, the vertical ability to make contested catches and should be a real threat in the NFL," Farrar wrote. "Still, some questioned White's separation ability, and whether he was a true No. 1 receiver ... or simply a guy who benefited from West Virginia's wide-open offense. One 4.35 40-yard dash later, and after he looked spectacular in the receiver drills, White showed me that he's more route-savvy and quicker in short spaces than I imagined." The analyst believes White could be a top-five pick. White is the No. 1 WR on a host of analyst's lists, including Rotoworld's Josh Norris and NFL Media analysts Charles Davis, Mike Mayock and Daniel Jeremiah.
Feb 26 - 11:21 PM

West Virginia WR Kevin White "only strengthened [NFL Media's] belief that he's the best player at the position with his combine showing," wrote NFL Media analyst Charles Davis.

Entering the combine, many ranked Alabama's Amari Cooper as the No. 1 receiver, but Davis and his colleagues Mike Mayock and Daniel Jeremiah all agreed with Rotoworld and had White No. 1. "It's extremely tight when it comes to ranking the top three or four players at the receiver position this year, but White's 4.35 40 -- the best of any top-rated wide receivers and tied for third-best among all WRs -- really helped him emerge from the pack," Davis wrote.
Source: NFL.com
Feb 25 - 9:55 PM

An AFC executive said this "draft class has some of the most intelligent prospects I've ever spoken with."

"Most of our interviews were great. My three favorite were probably Kevin White (WVU), Melvin Gordon (Wisconsin) and (Alex) Carter (Stanford)," the executive said. We'll focus on White, who in addition to dazzling teams and media members during interviews also dominated on the field, posting a 4.35 40-yard dash. "White played just two seasons at West Virginia, but was asked to take on more routes and responsibilities this season and was up to the challenge," wrote NFL Media draft analyst Lance Zierlein. "He was also very natural in every interview he had with media members."
Source: NFL.com
Feb 25 - 8:35 PM

West Virginia WR Kevin White is the best receiver in the class and has a higher ceiling than Alabama's Amari Cooper, NFL Media analyst Mike Mayock said on Saturday.

Mayock sees the receiver class similarly to the way we see it. He isn't down on Cooper, adding that the Crimson Tide prospect is "the safe choice" for teams drafting a receiver early. Cooper is Rotoworld's No. 3 ranked receiver. Josh Norris tabs Dorial Green-Beckham No. 1, followed closely by White.
Source: NFL.com
Feb 23 - 12:25 AM

An NFL scout told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that West Virginia WR Kevin White "more of a Larry Fitzgerald-type receiver in that he doesn't have great speed."

"I never see him beat people deep," the scout said. "But if he is even with them he's going to get the ball. Very good player." The column was posted Saturday, which means there is almost no chance that this quote was made after White's 4.35 40-yard dash time. That's what makes it so interesting: Many analysts ranked White behind Amari Cooper for two reasons; inexperience and a perceived lack of speed. White can't really speak much to the "one-year wonder" nonsense, but on Saturday he dismantled the narrative that he was some kind of plodding possession receiver. "He's got another level to his game that I don't think we've seen yet," another scout said. The 6-foot-3, 215-pounder is likely to be a top-10 pick in April.
Feb 22 - 6:54 PM


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