Kevin White will step into his first true season as a pro, with one seasons worth of training under the belt.
White, who sat out his first season due to injury, has been drawing praise from teammates and reporters during his second minicamp.
When White was selected with the 7th overall pick, the Bears expected him to fill the role left by Brandon Marshall.
Now, he is getting that chance.
So far during the minicamp, White has made a few of the jaw-dropping catches that Mountaineer fans were blessed to see during his career at WVU. White is impressing a lot of people, making great plays down field, and going up to get the football.
One Bears freelance writer, Florian Ottis, believes White could be a top 5 receiver by the end of the season, as long as he continues to catch on mentally.
ESPN’s Jeff Dickerson reported that White showed up to camp in great shape, and is looking solid during minicamp so far, looking “strong and fast”.
Quarterback Jay Cutler could be the one to benefit from White’s return the most, and he is excited to see what the WVU product can do in the pros. “Physically, he can do anything he wants. He thinks too much at times, but if he gets there mentally, the sky is the limit.”
When Brandon Marshall was with Chicago, he and Alshon Jeffery led all NFL receivers in red zone targets. If White is truly stepping into that role, look for Cutler to target White frequently in the end zone.
This could lead to a lot of touchdowns for the Mountaineer, and having Jeffery on the opposite side could lead to more targets for White regardless.
If I were to project his season statistics, I would say White finishes the season with 65 receptions, 1,150 yards and 9 touchdowns.
Is that too much, or too less?
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