The Chicago Bears were disappointed when 2015 first-round pick Kevin White missed his entire rookie season with a stress fracture in his shin. They hope he is able to make an impact for them going into the 2016 season and the confidence seems to be there.
Bears receiver coach Curtis Johnson worked with some pretty great players during his time at the University of Miami and he thinks White plays a lot like them. Those two players? Andre Johnson and Reggie Wayne.
“Kevin White was one of the better receivers I’ve seen coming out,” Johnson said, via ESPN. “He reminded me of some of the guys I had in Miami. He reminded me of Andre Johnson. He’s very similar to him. They’re both big and physical and fast. That doesn’t all go together sometimes. . . . [White] has hands similar to Reggie Wayne. So he was one of those guys where when you looked at the draft and watched television, you say this guy is going to be a bona fide player.”
White was one of the fastest players available in the 2015 NFL Draft and he was certainly worthy of the pick after recording nearly 2,000 yards and 15 touchdowns in two seasons at West Virginia.
If he is fully healthy going into the 2016 season, he and veteran Alshon Jeffery could make a pretty good duo for quarterback Jay Cutler and the Bears.
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