Expert Opinion: Kyzir White’s Profile

West Virginia safety, Kyzir White, is fearless. He is known for his physical play and isn’t afraid to make the big hits when necessary. Last year, he had 94 tackles, 7.5 for a loss and three interceptions.

At the Combine, he did not run the 40, had 21 bench reps, 35.5″ verticle jump and a 113″ broad jump.

White will have to make up for some of his lack of athleticism with the competitive nature that made him so special in college.  He was a team captain and that goes to show how much his teammates trusted in him.

The problem with White is that he lacks any type of explosiveness and will struggle in situations where he is forced to play man coverage against some of the extremely gifted wide receivers in the NFL.

I see this draftee as a safety that will thrive against covering slower tight ends instead of wide receivers. I would look for White to get drafted in the third or fourth round.

The Browns could take a stab at White as more of a project safety, but I do not see this as a match made in heaven. Cleveland already has Jabrill Pepper, Derrick Kindred and Damarious Randall.

 

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