West Virginia Mountaineers

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NFL.com's Charles Davis writes that "there's no denying that Trickett is a tough player who bounces back from big hits and makes plays."

This season, Trickett is 218-for-319 for 2,753 yards, 17 touchdowns and five interceptions. While Davis praised Trickett's toughness, he also cited that Trickett's size will be a concern when it comes to draft possibilities. Trickett measures 6-foot-2, 186-pounds. The biggest knocks on Trickett come Draft Day will probably be his stature and the possibility that, as Davis notes, Trickett might just be a system quarterback. He's a possible late-round selection.
Source: NFL.com
Oct 30 - 6:58 PM

ESPN's Todd McShay noted that West Virginia senior WR Kevin White has the "quickness and strength" to beat the press.

White has shot up draft boards. McShay called White the second-best receiver in this year's draft class behind Alabama's Amari Cooper. He went on to write, "...while he is a little tight in his movement skills and will need time to develop more as a route-runner, he has natural instincts when it comes to separating when the ball is in the air." So far this season, White has made 72 catches for 1047 yards and eight touchdowns. He's projected as a potential first round receiver at this point.
Oct 29 - 5:02 PM

When asked about West Virginia senior Kevin White, one NFC North scout said the WR "could help all 32 teams right now."

"KW is a man. He's playing at a different level than most receivers in the college game," the scout told CBS Sports' Dane Brugler. "Speed. Size. Ball skills. He's making it look easy out there." No prospect has emerged more this season than White, and he has practically cemented his spot in the first-round of this spring's draft.
Source: CBS Sports
Oct 28 - 10:58 AM

ESPN's Todd McShay writes that West Virginia senior WR Kevin White "is emerging as one of the nation's top wide receiver prospects."

"[White] isn't as fluid as [Alabama's Amari] Cooper but has a similar frame, is physical and possesses good speed and strong ball skills," McShay wrote. White, one of the nation's hottest prospects, has amassed 72 catches for 1,047 yards and eight touchdowns thus far. He has the look of a top-20 pick in the spring.
Oct 28 - 12:57 AM

West Virginia WR Mario Alford had seven receptions for 136 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's victory over Oklahoma State.

The Cowboys put all their eggs in the stopping-Kevin-White basket, which left Alford in one-on-one situations. He excelled, setting a new career high in receiving yards. Included in that total was a pretty 79-yard receiving touchdown in the first quarter from Clint Trickett. Alford is undersized (5-foot-9, 175 pounds) but possesses elite speed.
Oct 26 - 2:24 PM

West Virginia redshirt senior QB Clint Trickett completed 21-of-30 passes for 238 yards and two touchdowns in Saturday's 34-10 win over Oklahoma State.

Outside of a sluggish second quarter, the Mountaineers controlled this game, so they just needed Trickett to be efficient and not make a big mistake. The signal-caller complied, a big reason why West Virginia didn't turn the ball over this afternoon. The 6-foot-2, 186-pound Trickett is 218-for-319 for 2,753 yards, 17 touchdowns and five interceptions on the season.
Oct 25 - 7:15 PM

West Virginia senior WR Kevin White was held to three catches for 27 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's 34-10 win over Oklahoma State.

To put this game in context, White hadn't been held below 100 yards receiving this season. He also hadn't hauled in less than six receptions in a game prior to this afternoon. Oklahoma State's concerted effort to harass White -- which led to 210 Mountaineer rushing yards, and big days for QB Clint Trickett and WR Mario Alford -- further proves how devastating a presence he is on the field. White looks like a first-round pick, probably in the top-20.
Oct 25 - 7:03 PM

West Virginia senior WR Kevin White has drawn 11 defensive pass interference flags this season.

White has been an absolute monster. Josh Norris would say White has emerged as a receiver prospect who wins in the big and small games, a lethal combination. His stiffest test might have come last week against a physical Baylor corner. Production wise, White has amassed 69 catches for 1,020 yards and seven touchdowns.
Oct 25 - 10:08 AM

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


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