In most years, a guy like Kevin White would be the number one receiver in the draft class. This year, Amari Cooper is considered just a notch above White. Make no mistake however, White is a rare super star. It was really quite the receiver show, when West Virginia opened the season against Alabama. It is arguable that White outshined Cooper that day, in the WVU loss with 9 receptions, 143 yards and a touchdown.
West Virginia leaned on White in 2014. He had 104 receptions for 1,447 and 10 touchdowns. The Mountaineers went as Kevin White did, as he sparked the entire offense with his amazing play. What elevates White’s draft stock the most is his ability in the red zone. With a big body and always being open above his head, he is a premium red zone target.
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- 6’3″ frame and great vertical ability
- Great YAC (yards after catch)
- Can make contested catch
- Fearless going across the middle
- Good hands
- Not elite speed, but very quick
- A bit raw, needs to be coached up in the NFL
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2015 NFL Draft Projection: Top 25
White will likely be the second receiver taken off the board. There is no doubt that he is a first round talent. It is really a big boy draft, the linemen and linebackers are where much of the talent lies in the first round. The New York Jets would probably have a hard time passing on White at 6, if Cooper is taken in the top 5. If he does not land with the Jets, the Cleveland Browns would be the most likely taker at 12.