Editor’s note: This article is part of an ongoing series in which we will highlight a collection of prospects in advance of the 2015 NFL Draft, beginning April 30.
West Virginia, Wide Receiver
Height: 6' 2 5/8"
Hands: 9 1/4"
Wing Span: 78 7/8"
Bench Press Reps: 23
Vertical Jump: 36 1/2"
Broad Jump: 10' 1"
49ers Insider Matt Maiocco's Take: "The 49ers have every reason to like White. He’s big, fast, physical and a talented pass-catcher. Plus, he was ultra-impressive in the interviews at the combine. That’s why he will be long gone with the 49ers pick at No. 15."
Raiders Insider Scott Bair's Take: "White had a great performance at the NFL Scouting Combine and could be an option at No. 4. He has the physical skills to be an excellent pro. The Raiders need a true No. 1 receiver, and White could become one."
Positives: A 6-foot-3 receiver that plays like he’s 6-foot-5 -- an aggressive gamer. Very good size, and an assertive leaper that lives by plucking the ball at its highest point. Swift footwork at the line enables him to beat the jam and get behind all types of defenders. Displays the shiftiness underneath to lose corners, make the reception, followed by the speed and awareness to then get downfield. Versatile player that runs everything on the route tree. Very good navigating his way through traffic when carrying the ball in the open field. Can blow the top off the defense.
Negatives: Will have the occasional on-target drop. Limited body of work; only played two years at West Virginia, with one year of real starter production (109-1,447-10 in 2014).
NFL comparison: Alshon Jeffery (Bears WR)
Stats courtesy NFL media services
Positives/negatives courtesy NFL.com