WRKevin White

West Virginia — Big 12
  • Height: 6'3
  • Weight: 210
  • Hometown: Plainfield, N.J.
  • Age: 22

Background

Kevin will be 22 years old on Draft Day 2015. He earned All-Lehigh Valley Athletic Conference honors at Emmaus High School, Plainfield, N.J., before enrolling at Lackawanna College (PA). After a redshirt season in 2011, he caught 36 passes for 535 yards (14.9 avg) and six touchdowns in 2012 and signed with WVU in January. After missing the opener for the Mountaineers in 2013, he went on to start nine of 11 games and grabbed 35 passes for 507 yards (14.5 avg) and five touchdowns as WVU wobbled to a 4-8 record. As a senior through three 2014 contests, Kevin has burst on to the national scene with 32 receptions for 460 yards (14.4 avg) and 2 touchdowns against Alabama, Towson and Maryland. He is a multidisciplinary studies major set to graduate in December 2014.

Pre-Draft Participation

January 21
NFL COMBINE
40: 4.35
Bench: 23 reps
Vertical: 36.5
Broad: 123 in
3-cone: 6.92
20-yd shuttle: 4.14
60-yd shuttle: 11.52

Summary

Kevin is a two-year starter at wide receiver for West Virginia after spending two seasons at Lackawanna College in Pennsylvania. He is a tall, well-put-together athlete with long arms and sturdy legs. In head coach Dana Holgerson’s version of the Spread, he typically lines up as a stationary wide receiver on the right side. Last year, with quarterback and injury issues, the offense struggled with cohesion and precision, so this prospect looked raw at times in running routes and catching the football. This season has been a completely different story as QB Clint Trickett has been extremely efficient and Kevin has been his go-to guy through three games. He made the Crimson Tide blush in the opener when he victimized Alabama with nine receptions, 143 yards and a touchdown in Atlanta.

Because of his size and vertical speed, he is a threat on inside tunnel screens as well as takeoffs (9 routes) down the field. He can make plays on the football in the air and has a good feel for leveraging defenders and using his body to advantage. He has a physical stride coming off the line-of-scrimmage and the upper body strength to beat corners and gain position on intermediate patterns. His run-after-catch skills are characterized by his size and strength as well. Kevin appears to have large hands and, even when it is contested, he will engulf the football. For the NFL, he is a legit potential starter as an X (split end) because of his physical traits and is a player that should only improve in the future.

WHAT NFL SCOUTS WANT TO SEE IN 2014: An under-the-radar wide receiver candidate entering the season, Kevin has announced that he should be thoroughly evaluated for the 2015 NFL Draft with 32 catches in WVU’s first three games. He was named as the Reese’s Senior Bowl Offensive Player of the Week after his performance vs. Maryland when he latched on to 13 passes for 216 yards (16.6 avg) and the winning touchdown. He appears more polished and under control this year, while his coach at Lackawanna states that Kevin will jump 40”-plus and run sub-4.50 at the Combine in February.

-- Phil Savage, Executive Director of Reese's Senior Bowl

Tapes Viewed



2013: Texas Tech, Kansas

Games Viewed



2014: Saturday, August 30 vs. Alabama