West Virginia Mountaineers

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An NFC North scout said West Virginia senior WR Kevin White "could help all 32 teams right now."

"KW is a man," the scout said. "He's playing at a different level than most receivers in the college game. Speed. Size. Ball skills. He's making it look easy out there." The 6-foot-3, 210-pound leads the FBS with 69 receptions for 1,020 yards and seven touchdowns. "He has outstanding leaping ability and reflexes to make adjustments to easily secure balls away from his body and is at his best highpointing and plucking with his large, reliable hands," wrote CBS Sports' Dane Brugler. "White has very good foot quickness to beat press and get vertical in a hurry with his downfield acceleration. He displays above average coordination and footwork in his breaks to create separation at the top of his routes and catch the ball without breaking stride to create after the reception." White, who is most often compared to Larry Fitzgerald, is ranked as the No. 1 senior WR by NFLDraftScout.com, which projects him as a top-20 draft pick.
Source: CBS Sports
Oct 22 - 6:47 PM

NFL Media Analyst Daniel Jeremiah calls West Virginia senior WR Kevin White a "pretty special talent."

"Studying West Virginia WR Kevin White and I've already had about 5 wow moments in 2 games. Pretty special talent," Jeremiah tweeted. The 6-foot-3, 210-pound White is on pace for 128 catches, 1,885 receiving yards and 13 touchdowns. He toted a Day 3 grade into the season, but White is firmly on the late-Round 1/early-Round 2 line at the moment.
Oct 22 - 3:13 PM

West Virginia senior WR Kevin White ranks as the No. 24 prospect on Chris Burke of Sports Illustrated's big board.

"Don't be fooled by the West Virginia system," Burke wrote. "White's play this season and coinciding rise up draft boards has been no fluke. A 6-3, 210-pound dynamo, White can catch and run -- he's done so several times this season for big gains -- or can rip the ball away from contending defenders." The 6-foot-3, 210-pound White became the first player in college football to exceed 1,000 receiving yards in last week's upset over Baylor. CBS Sports' Dane Brugler wrote that White could be the No. 1 WR on some team's boards.
Oct 22 - 12:26 AM

West Virginia senior WR Kevin White "is being compared to Arizona Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald," writes NFL.com's Charles Davis.

"While White has said the comparison stems from the hairstyle (dreadlocks) and jersey number (11) the two share, there's more to it than that," Davis wrote. "White is built similarly to Fitzgerald and has great hands to go along with a wide catch radius." The 6-foot-3, 210-pound White is on pace for 128 catches, 1,885 receiving yards and 13 touchdowns. He toted a Day 3 grade into the season, but White is firmly on the late-Round 1/early-Round 2 line at the moment.
Source: NFL.com
Oct 21 - 11:41 PM

CBS Sports' Dane Brugler suggested West Virginia senior WR Kevin White could be the top receiver on some teams' draft boards in the spring.

Many analysts have been doing backflips over White over the past seven weeks, but this is perhaps the first time one has suggested that the Mountaineer could leapfrog Alabama's Amari Cooper and Michigan's Devin Funchess for top WR billing in the 2015 draft. "Barely a blip on the NFL Draft radar entering the season, White has displayed first round traits this season and is shooting up draft boards," Brugler wrote. "It won't be a surprise if he's the top receiver prospect on some team's draft boards next spring." The 6-foot-3, 210-pound White is on pace for a historic 128 catches, 1,885 receiving yards and 13 touchdowns. If WVU finishes strong, he'll get invited to New York for the Heisman ceremony.
Source: CBS Sports
Oct 21 - 10:00 PM

NFL media analyst Bucky Brooks wrote that West Virginia redshirt senior QB Clint Trickett "might be the most dangerous player in college football as the director of the Mountaineers' fast-paced offense."

"Trickett is not a prototypical NFL quarterback," Brooks wrote, probably because the WVU prospect is short and slight, his thin frame appearing immune to muscle. The 6-foot-2, 186-pounder is 197-for-289 for 2,525 yards, 15 touchdowns and five interceptions on the season. We don't love his dimensions either, but believe Trickett could sneak into the late rounds as a career backup due to his accuracy and toughness. "Given his poise, composure and production against a top team [Baylor] with so many distractions around him, Trickett deserves recognition for his efforts," Brooks wrote.
Source: NFL.com
Oct 21 - 9:47 PM

CBS Sports' Dane Brugler calls West Virginia redshirt senior QB Clint Trickett a "later rounds" draft selection and notes that he "has a much better chance of getting drafted now compared to before the season."

"Despite his success, Trickett's transition to the NFL will be a struggle because of his skinny frame and inability to add muscle mass. That lack of growth potential likely limits his draft potential to the later rounds, but he has a much better chance of getting drafted now compared to before the season," Brugler writes. The 6-foot-2, 186-pounder is 197-for-289 for 2,525 yards, 15 touchdowns and five interceptions on the season. While Trickett's arm strength and size are a concern, his ability to be accurate with the football and poise in the pocket, helps his stock.
Source: CBS Sports
Oct 21 - 2:43 PM

CBS Sports' Dane Brugler believes West Virginia senior DE Shaquille Riddick "has NFL first-step quickness, closing burst and finishing toughness to blow up plays in the backfield."

"Although he is lean and needs to get stronger for the next level, Riddick has NFL first-step quickness, closing burst and finishing toughness to blow up plays in the backfield. Obviously he needs to continue this positive momentum over the second half of the season, but the flashes he showed on Saturday are why it's easy to get excited about his pro potential," Brugler wrote. The 6-foot-6, 242-pound Riddick played three years at Gardner-Webb before transferring to West Virginia in May. The Mountaineers prospect finally had a breakout game against Baylor with four tackles for loss and three sacks.
Source: CBS Sports
Oct 21 - 2:33 PM

West Virginia senior DE Shaquille Riddick earned Walter Camp defensive National Player of the Week honors.

Riddick was arguably the MVP of the Mountaineers' upset win over No. 4 Baylor, recording five tackles (four solo), three sacks and four tackles for loss in a 41-27 victory. Bryce Petty and his receivers were out of synch all game long, attributable in part to Riddick, and Baylor's running game never got going. CBS Sports' Dane Brugler called Saturday's game Riddick's "coming-out performance."
Oct 20 - 8:27 PM

West Virginia senior WR Kevin White "is stating his case to be tops" in the WR class, according to TFY Draft Insider Tony Pauline.

"The crop of senior receivers is once again watered down and White is stating his case to be tops in the class. The big bodied wide out has posted at least 100-yards receiving in every game this season while scoring against every IA opponent he’s faced," Pauline wrote. The 6-foot-3, 210-pound White hauled in eight catches for 132 yards and two touchdowns, in the school's 41-27 win over Baylor. With Saturday's performance, the Mountaineer's prospect became the first player in college football to exceed 1,000 receiving yards.
Oct 20 - 4:37 PM

West Virginia senior DE Shaquille Riddick had "his coming-out performance" Saturday versus Baylor, wrote CBS Sports' Dane Brugler.

Riddick finished with three sacks after coming into the contest with only one total. Part of the reason for that is due to Riddick's status as a reserve. Riddick played three years at Gardner-Webb before transferring to West Virginia in May. Over the summer, Brugler wrote that Riddick reminded him of a "more polished version" of Larry Webster Jr., a fourth-round pick of the Lions last spring.
Source: CBS Sports
Oct 19 - 8:21 PM

West Virginia senior WR Kevin White "added to his Biletnikoff Award candidacy" on Saturday against Baylor, wrote CBS Sports' Dane Brugler.

White finished with eight catches for 132 yards and two touchdowns, becoming the first player in college football to exceed 1,000 receiving yards. "White has emerged as the top senior wideout prospect in the country and legitimate first-round pick," Brugler wrote.
Source: CBS Sports
Oct 19 - 7:58 PM

West Virginia redshirt senior QB Clint Trickett's "downfield touch and pocket toughness were the big differences" in Saturday's win against Baylor, according to CBS Sports' Dane Brugler

"Trickett outplayed Baylor's Bryce Petty," the analyst added. We'd agree. Trickett completed 23-of-35 passes for 322 yards, three touchdowns and an interception to lead the Mountaineers to the victory. The 6-foot-2, 186-pounder is 197-for-289 for 2,525 yards, 15 touchdowns and five interceptions on the season. He doesn't have the size or arm talent to go early in the draft, but he's got enough accuracy and poise to be considered later on as a long-term backup.
Source: CBS Sports
Oct 19 - 6:47 PM

West Virginia redshirt senior QB Clint Trickett completed 23-of-35 passes for 322 yards, three touchdowns and an interception in Saturday's 41-27 upset win against Baylor.

It was his eighth-straight 300-yard game, a streak that stretches into West Virginia's last contest of 2013. Trickett is a little short and thin for the NFL, and he doesn't have a big-time arm, but he's improved dramatically in one year's time. He's accurate, and he confidently manages the pocket. Overall, the 6-foot-2, 186-pounder is 197-for-289 for 2,525 yards, 15 touchdowns and five interceptions.
Oct 18 - 11:16 PM

West Virginia senior WR Kevin White caught eight passes for 132 yards and two touchdowns in the school's 41-27 win over Baylor.

White made many contested catches against a super physical corner in redshirt sophomore Xavien Howard. Perhaps the most improved player in the country, White made a one handed grab for his second score and consistently worked back to his quarterback when Clint Trickett was under duress. It is tough to peg White's draft status since he continues to emerge.
Oct 18 - 4:16 PM


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