Kevin White is a gifted big physical receiver from West Virginia. He is 6-3, 210 lbs. the first thing most people think about White is that he will be a heck of a redzone threat – which is true as evidenced from the photo above. But first let’s talk about his background.
Although a talented high school prospect, White did not have the academic credentials to play Division 1 football out of high school. So he went to Junior College, which probably explains why no one heard about him two years ago. When he transferred to West Virginia he had a modest junior year catching 35 passes for a little over 500 yards. But in his senior season he was as powerful Supernova – he exploded on the scene catching 109 passes, for 1447 yards and 10 TDs. Holy Quasars!!!
That might worry some scouts. He is a bit of a one year wonder. In an interview with Dane Brugler, White explained that in 2013 he didn’t know what to expect but with a lot of offseason training and working on his routes he was able to dramatically improve.
Whatever the reason for his dramatic improvement was, he became quite a threat when he he had the football in his hands in 2014. 10 TDs! I would love to see Ryan Tannehill throwing to a big WR like that who can run after the catch. Considering how many shorter routes the Lazor offense has, this is exactly the kind of receiver the Dolphins can use.
What White does really well is attack the ball at the point of attack. I expect this guy to jump well over 40″ at the combine. He can go up there and fight for the ball. He consistently catches the ball away from his body. He has hands the size of a Zorracian Moon Octopus and uses them to catch the ball.
But its more than raw physical talent. Its technique this guy is a craftsman! He has excellent hand technique. Its going to be really hard for DBs to press White in the NFL. White is a huge Larry Fitzgerald fan and models his game after Fitzgerald and while he is a possession receiver in the same way Fitzgerald is, some scouts think a better comparison is Ashlon Jeffrey.
But if I had to compare Kevin White to any weapon I would compare him to a H-Alpha Cannon! Big Hops, Big Hands, Great Hand Technique – BOOM!!! Anyone knows that is an H-Alpha Cannon.