KA'RAUN WHITE | WR | WEST VIRGINIA
Height: 6010 | Weight: 206 | Arm: 32 1/4 | Hand: 9 5/8 | 40: 4.52 | Bench: 24 | 3Cone: 7.16 | Broad: 118" | Vertical: 33.5"
Ka’Raun White is a fifth-year Senior who transferred from Lackawanna College in 2015, where he initially ended up due to missing his senior year at Emmaus High School due to injury. White is one of seven children and the brother of former Bears top-5 pick Kevin White and starting Mountaineers Safety Kyzir White. White's production soared with the addition of Will Grier at QB, eclipsing 1,000 receiving yards and notching 12 TDs despite David Sills hauling in 18 scores on the opposite side and missing all of spring football recovering from injury.
Physically, White is a smaller version of Kevin White boasting a similar muscular build with strong biceps, developed hamstrings, and very little body fat. While White can take the top off with very good foot speed and was an enormous asset to the Mountaineers offense on 7 and 9 routes, he lacks the ideal twitch to build separation on the short passing game and is more reliant on precision running and timing to compensate for average leaping ability and SAQ.
White wins off the LOS with a savvy hip feint to the outside followed by a sudden inside release to create separation and get open in the middle of the field. White will regularly use this hip feint on his release to force CBs to start cheating inside with shade, and then release outside with precise footwork on Double Moves, catching the football without manipulating his stride and taking it the distance. White is most effective in the Intermediate game and especially proficient on Deep Slant and Post routes where he can catch passes away from his body in-stride after making his inside move. White does a good job of catching the football away from his body on Comeback routes and has strength to persevere and make plays through contact. White is not the most enthusiastic run blocker and will only engage with a CB on the perimeter if his runner is coming his way. There is a lot like about White’s game from his route running prowess and ability to gain separation in his stems to his ability to consistently catch the football away from his body.
White is a model citizen off the field, earning second-team all-academic conference honors. White compares in body type and play style to Demarcus Robinson and although he is not outstandingly dominant in any aspect of the position, his reliability and precision project him as a rotational depth Z Receiver in a West Coast Offense. While a team could potentially burn a 7th rounder on White, his lack of an elite trait and the fact he is the third-oldest player in this draft class (will be 25 when camp opens) will probably translate to him being a priority free agent.
Overall Grade: 66
Athletic Ability: 4
Play Strength: 4
Play Speed: 5
Competitive Toughness: 4
In-Traffic/Contested Catches: 3
Spectacular Catch: 2
Route Precision: 5
Route Variety: 4
Red Zone Threat: 2
Run Blocking: 2
Run After Catch: 4
Explosiveness/Return Ability: 3
Player Comparison: Demarcus Robinson
Projected Round: PFA
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