2017 NFL DRAFT

Kevin White, CB

School: TCU  |  Conference: BIG12
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Round Rock, TX
Height/Weight: 5-9 / 183 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.
145194-5

Player Lowdown

Combine Results
40 Yd 20 Yd 10 Yd 225 Bench Vertical jump Broad Shuttle 3-Cone Drill
Workout Results
40 Yd 20 Yd 10 Yd 225 Bench Vertical jump Broad Shuttle 3-Cone Drill
4.612.651.5618 35 1/210'1"--

Player Overview

Although often overlooked playing opposite Jason Verrett in TCU's secondary, White put together a strong senior season on tape, including a terrific performance against West Virginia's Kevin White.

He is pint-sized for the position and his lack of length shows up quite a bit in coverage, but he has the athletic process to plant, gather and go. Although his size limitations also hinder his ability as a run defender, White's cup is overfilling with confidence and toughness to hold his own as a nickel corner. He will guess wrong at times, but his short-area quickness and sticky cover skills transition well to the NFL level.

A three-star CB recruit out of high school, White committed to TCU over Utah and Air Force, redshirting in 2010. He was a part-time player in 2011 as a redshirt freshman before moving into a starting role as a sophomore, recording 37 tackles and nine passes defended. White started all 12 games in 2013 as a junior and formed a dynamic duo with Verrett, finishing second on the team in passes defended (11) and interceptions (3).

He was a senior leader in 2014 and led the Horned Frogs with a career-best 13 passes defended, adding 51 tackles and a pair of interceptions, earning Second Team All-Big 12 honors.

Strengths Weaknesses

STRENGTHS: Patient feet to mirror and get into the body of the receiver off the line of scrimmage, using leverage to his advantage. Smooth transition quickness, swivel hips and footwork to redirect and burst in any direction. Plant-and-drive balance and burst. Make-up speed to locate and make plays on the ball after initially beat. Stays nose over toes to shadow with coordinated technique.

Not afraid to get physical, disrupting the receiver in his routes. Small, but tough, scrappy and loves to compete, giving wideouts everything they can handle. Possesses the needed confidence to live on an island with his ballskills and "my ball" attitude. Productive three-year starter with 33 passes defended and six interceptions.

WEAKNESSES: Lacks ideal height and length for the position and his size limitations show up in coverage. Doesn't possess elite speed and can get burnt deep on vertical routes. Bad habit of getting his hips turned and giving up inside position.

Too patient at times and doesn't always trust what he sees, forcing him to be late breaking on the ball; room to improve his timing. Overaggressive pursuit angles and doesn't consistently finish in the open field. Needs to better break down on the move. Will take chances attacking the ball instead of going for the stop, allowing the receiver to pick up extra yards if he misses. Will attract penalties with his hands-on style downfield.

--Dane Brugler

 
 
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Player News
02/23/2015 - 2015 NFL Combine Five Things to Know: 3. Rough day for TCU defensive backs: TCU linebacker Paul Dawson ran a disappointing 4.93 in the 40-yard dash Sunday, and unfortunately it didn't get much better for his Horned Frogs teammates on Monday. Cornerback Kevin White (4.63) and safety Chris Hackett (4.81) both finished among the slowest times at their position, confirming the questions about their speed at the next level. White impressed at the Senior Bowl with his short area quickness and instincts, but his lack of long speed did show up on a few occasions. He was also burned several times on tape when the receiver was able to gain a step, not showing the twitchy burst or make-up deep speed. White did OK in the other drills (35.5-inch vertical and 18 reps on the bench), but at his size (5-9, 183) the slower speed will worry NFL teams. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com
 

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