Widely regarded as the top WR prospect in this year’s draft, Kevin White was selected 7th overall by the Chicago Bears on Thursday Night.
White, 6’3 212 lbs., has the intangibles that you just can’t teach to a football player with his big frame, crisp route running ability, ball hawking skills, and blazing speed. When the Bears traded WR Brandon Marshall to the Jets, it became clear that they would use an early pick on a playmaker at wide receiver. White will likely be inserted as the starting wide receiver along side Alshon Jeffery with Pro Bowl quarterback Jay Cutler throwing him the ball.
White saw his stock skyrocket after a senior season, in which he recorded 109 receptions for 1447 yards and 10 touchdowns. White was awarded with a 2nd team All-American award after the season and was a finalist for the Biletnikoff Award, that was awarded to 4th overall selection WR Amari Cooper.
White becomes the 2nd wide receiver to be selected in the Top 10 since the arrival of Dana Holgorsen at WVU.