Thursday, October 27, 2016

2015 NFL Draft Spotlight: Kevin White

kevin-white-nfl-combine2-850x560When Kevin White finished his historic senior year at WVU this past season, he knew that his next stop was the NFL and he wanted to be the best wide receiver in this class. At the time it appeared to be a tough task to bypass Amari Cooper as the top wide receiver but with a solid combine and pro day, White may now be the top player at the position heading into the draft.

Several teams with a pick in the top 10 are in need of a playmaking wide receiver and White offers the intangibles that you can’t teach with his impressive size, agility, and quickness.

With the fourth overall pick, the Oakland Raiders seem to be the favorites to select White. The Raiders have a franchise quarterback in place with Derek Carr and are in need of weapons to surround the young quarterback with. White would be an immediate starter alongside James Jones and could be an instant star.

With the seventh overall pick the Chicago Bears could use White to revamp their wide receiver position. When the Bears traded wide receiver Brandon Marshall to the Jets in the off season, their interest in White and Cooper started to increase and if the Raiders pass on White at four, then Chicago could get their new starting wide receiver.

With the 10th overall pick the St. Louis Rams could continue to stack their wide receiver position with former Mountaineers by selecting White. The Rams already have Tavon Austin and Stedman Bailey on the roster but have not had consistent play from either due to their quarterback play. Nick Foles is now the starting man in St. Louis and White could be another dangerous option in the Rams offense.

With the 11th overall pick the Minnesota Vikings could pair White with speedsters Mike Wallace and Cordarrelle Patterson to give second year quarterback Teddy Bridgewater another weapon. White would give this position some added strength, which they lack with the other two options.

With the 12th overall pick the Cleveland Browns are in the most desperate position for an instant producer. With Josh Gordon now suspended for the upcoming season and his future in Cleveland in serious jeopardy, White would make the most sense for the Browns as their future star.


Edited by Michael Walker



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