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Roddy White WR UAB 61 207
By: Robert Davis

Roddy White doesnt seem to gain a lot of attention for what he has done on the field, but he has been very productive at Alabama Birmingham. He moved into the starting lineup his sophomore season and he ended up with 39 catches for 580 yards and 3 touchdowns. He upped his numbers as a junior, going for 39 grabs for 844 yards and 7 touchdowns. This past season he truly broke out however. As a senior, White posted career highs across the board with 71/1452/14.

White has a great size to speed ratio. At 61 and over 200lbs, White brings great straight-line speed and the ability to get behind the defense for the big play. Defenses know hes going deep and they still are unable to stop him from making plays. Hes athletic and can go up and get the ball in the air down field.

Even though he has put up big numbers, hes still a bit of a project. He does not run sharp routes, and can be a little inconsistent catching the football. He relies more on his natural ability at this point, but hes not going to be able to just run by NFL corners. Even though he has great speed over a distance, he does not have a great burst off the line or in and out of cuts. He needs time to pick up his speed.

White has an impressive package of skills, but he has work to do. Whoever drafts him will need to show some patience and allow him to fully develop before expecting big things out of him. If given proper coaching and time, White has a lot of upside at the next level. He looks like a borderline first rounder at this point. If there is a run on WRs in the top 20, his stock could be pushed up some on draft day.

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