Kevin White: Chicago Bears Draft Profile


Apr 30, 2015; Chicago, IL, USA; Kevin White (West Virginia) is selected as the number seven overall pick to the Chicago Bears in the first round of the 2015 NFL Draft at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports

The Chicago Bears had one of the best overall drafts in recent history and signed some interesting undrafted free agents as well. Over the next week Beargoggleson will be breaking down the Bears draft picks and the undrafted free agents with a legitimate shot to make the 2015 roster. With a new management team taking over the leadership of the Bears and the Bears transitioning to new schemes on both sides of the ball, there will be significant roster turnover. Rumors are already circulating about some veteran players and recent draft picks that may not be on the roster in 2015. With all of the turnover in the front office and coaching staff, there is more of an opportunity than usual for rookies to make the team.

WR Kevin White, West Virginia University

Attributes: 6’3″ 215 lbs.  4.35/40 yards

The somewhat redeeming act by the Chicago Bears to select Kevin White, my top WR in this years draft, I’m sure was an attempt to fill the void left by trading away one of the best receivers in the league in Brandon Marshall, Jay Cutler’s favorite weapon since he arrived 3 years ago.

There’s no way to know if Kevin White will be a perennial pro bowler like Marshall yet, but at the very least, he can pull coverage from our number 1 WR, Alshon Jeffrey. With newly acquired free agent Eddie Royal in the slot, these three can do some real damage and stretch the field on a regular basis.


Strengths: Big, prototypical wide receiver with an excellent ability to go up and get the ball in coverage. Great route runner and fights for yards after the catch. His senior year he caught 109 passes for 1,447 yards.

WeaknessesHad a problem with dropped passes in 2013, but recovered in 2014. Runs heel to toe. Needs to improve getting off the line against tight coverage.

Bears Fit: Should start immediately as a number two to complement Alshon Jeffrey, one of the leagues breakout stars of the past two seasons. Kevin White was pegged by some as the best WR in this year’s draft although Amari Cooper was taken off the board earlier. White is a player that is NFL ready and was BPA when the Chicago Bears selected him with the 7th overall pick of the draft. I predict he will be a fan favorite in Chicago.