West Virginia Mountaineers

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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

West Virginia WR Kevin White "tested off the charts and then translated that athleticism during the positional drills at Lucas Oil Stadium, standing out with his routes and hands," wrote CBS Sports' Dane Brugler.

White was Saturday's biggest star, posting a 4.35 40-yard dash. "White also impressed during the QB-WR positional drills with quick hands and steady concentration in the gauntlet, not breaking stride or slowing to adjust to passes," Brugler wrote. "He is at his best tracking the ball over his shoulder and extending to attack the ball away from his frame, which he showed during passing drills on vertical routes downfield." The 6-foot-3, 215-pounder is likely to be a top-10 pick in April.
Source: CBS Sports
Feb 22 - 12:45 AM

West Virginia WR Kevin White ran an "unofficial" forty of 4.35 seconds with a 10 yard split of 1.55.

That is absurd for someone who stands 6'3", 215 lbs and has 9 1/4" hands. White had a dominant season in 2014 and still faced a number of physical corners. He wins in both the big and small games, meaning quickness, YAC and contested catches.
Feb 21 - 1:27 PM

NFL Media analyst Charles Davis believes West Virginia WR Kevin White's 40-yard dash time is crucial to his evaluation.

"I'm in agreement with those that rate White as the draft's top wide receiver, but I think people are still wondering about White's straight-line speed," Davis wrote. "If he runs faster than 4.5 in the 40, that would be a huge deal for him. It would distinguish him from the other top guys at his position and could be a tiebreaker in his favor for those still on the fence about who's No. 1." NFL Media's Mike Mayock said White will be a top 10 pick if he runs a 4.5 forty or better. White checked into the combine at 6-foot-3, 215 pounds with 9 1/4" hands.
Source: NFL.com
Feb 20 - 10:44 PM

West Virginia WR Kevin White's Combine measurements are 6'3", 215 lbs and 9 1/4" hands.

White also has 32 5/8" arms. Multiple outlets rank White as the no. 1 receiver in the class. His Combine testing should be interesting, especially alongside Amari Cooper, DGB and DeVante Parker.
Source: NFL.com
Feb 19 - 3:13 PM

ESPN's Todd McShay reports that West Virginia WR Mario Alford "supposedly runs in the low-4.3 range in the 40 and should be one of the combine's fastest performers."

"He's a one-trick pony, but if you're going to have just one, his is the one to have," McShay wrote. "He runs '9 routes' -- and runs them at a really fast pace." The 5-foot-9, 175-pound Alford led the Mountaineers in yards per catch (14.5) and touchdowns (13) this past season, finishing with 65 receptions for 945 yards. The West Virginia prospect is a Day 3 prospect.
Feb 18 - 11:04 AM

ESPN's Todd McShay believes West Virginia WR Kevin White's 40-yard dash time is crucial to his evaluation.

"On tape he has almost everything you look for in a wide receiver prospect: He has very good size (6-foot-3, 211 pounds), he has outstanding ball skills and he put up exceptional numbers -- and did so against very good competition (including 35 combined catches vs. Alabama, Oklahoma and Texas)," McShay wrote. "The only issue is that on tape he doesn't appear to have elite top-end speed. He is already a likely top-20 pick and the second-ranked receiver on our board, but if he can run in the 4.4s, he could potentially be the first receiver drafted and go in the top 10." NFL Media's Mike Mayock recently echoed these sentiments, saying White will be a top 10 pick if he runs a 4.5 forty or better. "There is a huge difference between (White) running 4.58 and 4.48," Mayock said.
Feb 17 - 6:21 PM

NFL Media's Mike Mayock believes West Virginia WR Kevin White will be a top 10 pick if he runs a 4.5 forty or better.

"The only question is his long speed, and there is a huge difference between (White) running 4.58 and 4.48," Mayock said. This might seem simple, but the NFL certainly can buy into this line of thinking. However, we think the best teams do not. The Combine absolutely does matter, but rather than a singular result or event, look at the prospect's entire athletic web.
Source: NFL
Feb 14 - 11:55 AM

West Virginia WR Mario Alford used his "speed and change of direction skills to stretch the field as a receiver and return man," noted CBS Sports' Dane Brugler.

Though Kevin White stole the show last season, Brugler notes that Alford led the Mountaineers in yards per catch (14.5) and touchdowns (13). Alford finished with 65 receptions for 945 yards. The 5-foot-9, 175-pound Alford "hasn't gone unnoticed by opposing coaches and NFL scouts," according to NFL.com's analysts. NFL.com's Charles Davis notes that he "would be very wary of overlooking" Alford in the NFL draft. The West Virginia prospect is a Day 3 prospect.
Source: CBS Sports
Feb 12 - 10:32 PM

NFL Media draft analyst Mike Mayock believes West Virginia WR Kevin White is the No. 1 WR prospect in the 2015 class.

For some time, Alabama WR Amari Cooper seemed like a lock as the No. 1 WR in the draft, however, White's stock has risen over the last couple of weeks. Rotoworld's Josh Norris has Oklahoma's WR Dorial Green-Beckham as his top WR prospect, followed by Kevin White, and Amari Cooper ranking third.
Source: NFL.com
Feb 12 - 3:17 PM


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