Pat White Scouting Report
|School:||West Virginia Mountaineers|
|Height & Weight:||6'1 - 192 lbs.|
2009 NFL Draft Prospect Scouting Report:
Pat White, QB, West Virginia
Even during his freshman campaign, West Virginia knew they had something special in Pat White. The 6-1 quarterback threw for 828 yards, rushed for 952 and totaled 15 total touchdowns. As a sophomore he developed into a better quarterback and threw for 1,655 yards and 13 touchdowns. But he did not stop running and tallied 1,219 yards on the ground with 18 rushes to the end zone. White put up similar numbers as a junior in 2007 and will likely do the same in 2008. The one spot where White has gotten better as a senior is his decision making. He has thrown just one interception through five games in 2008. But even with those solid passing numbers, White will not be a quarterback in the NFL. He is practically a running back, but he will not be one of those at the next level either. White's ability to make people miss in the open field is what makes him an NFL prospect. The one place he can use his playmaking abilities in the professional level is at wide receiver. There is little doubt that White is one of the best playmakers in college football today, but how well can he adjust to playing at receiver? Scouts will have to pay close attention during the combine to see if he has all the tools to succeed. Until then, White will be all over mock drafts, split between those who think he can be a Devin Hester type of wide receiver and those who think he cannot. 3/24 Update: No player has been more intriguing over the last few months than Pat White. Is he a quarterback or a wide receiver? White certainly has proven that he can play quarterback at any level, but many teams are shying away from him as a signal caller. If White is under center, it would drastically change just about every team's offense. No matter which position he plays, White is moving up draft boards and he will likely keep moving up, especially when teams notice that White is the top quarterback left on their board after the third round.
Last Updated 2009-03-24T03:14-06:00 by Joel Welser