Originally posted by Travisty13:
As a Purdue fan, I watched his huge game against them in the Little Caesar's Bowl, but I still didn't come away that impressed with White. He looks slow and him being only 6 ft. doesn't help his case. I'm tired of us having smallish/slow WRs. I want some guys with the "quick-twitch" element or some guys with size.
I agree with everything but the smallish description. He's the same height and 4 pounds lighter as Morgan when he came out, and Morgan has handled himself well. His tendancy to try and run around a jam is the big red flag besides his injuries IMO, but that seems coachable especially with his agressive attitude. He may have just learned at the college level he didnt need to bother with jams since they are less common and DBs were allot smaller, but with his work ethic and strength (he's yoked for 6'0) he should be able to overcome that.
Yeah, even after watching every video of him I could find there is nothing all that impressive about him except for the fact he somehow gets it done. Reminds me a bit of Hines Ward (even maybe a little of Arnaz Battle back in the day), who as a WR is really only spectacular in blocking ability but for years when the steelers needed a play... there Hines was making it for them.
Moving the chains on 3rd down is our biggest problem, whether its this guy or Brazill, it'd be nice to find a late rounder who has a knack for finding softspots in defense and catches everything in sight. Especially if we find a big long strider in FA or early rounds.