Chicago Bears: Projecting Five Breakout Players
WR Kevin White
Nov 1, 2014; Morgantown, WV, USA; West Virginia Mountaineers wide receiver Kevin White (11) runs with ball after a catch during the first quarter against the TCU Horned Frogs at Milan Puskar Stadium. TCU Horned Frogs defeated West Virginia Mountaineers 31-30. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports
I know I am not going out on a limb saying that the seventh pick in the NFL draft will break out, but it is what it is – an obvious choice.
He has the size, skills and hands to be an impact player right away. He also seems to have the intelligence and character to not let the hype or glamour of the NFL overwhelm him – at least that’s my perception.
What I like most about White is that most of his tape shows that he goes and gets the ball at its highest point, while having to make adjustments to poor throws. He did not rack up those yards and production in college because of his offensive scheme or because he was surrounded by future NFL talent. He earned every yard and is as talented as advertised in my humble opinion.
White should also benefit from OC Adam Gase’s offense as well. While fans shouldn’t expect anywhere near the same numbers Gase’s offenses generated in Denver, they should relish in the fact that one of the league’s brightest young offensive minds is now in Chicago. This can only help White’s production.
There is no reason, with his ability, that he cannot duplicate or even exceed what Odell Beckham did last year as a rookie for the Giants. White is an incredible athlete with huge upside in the Bears offense this season, and especially going forward.
Brandon Marshall – who’s that?
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