Kevin White was who we thought he was, and probably even more.
Show of hands: Who thought our G.A.M. was faster then Mario Alford? OK, OK, a few. I can believe that. And now who saw 4.35 (followed by a “Yeah, I did that” 4.36) in the 40-yard dash?
That’s more like it.
Overall, White did everything he could to solidify his standing. He did 23 bench press reps, which tied for the high among receivers, and didn’t rank among the best amid a really deep pool of prospects in vertical leap (36.5 inches) and broad jump (123 inches), but didn’t embarrass himself either.
There’s no question about White now. I mean, there’s a question about exactly where he get picked, but I’m going to Chicago in April and White’s going to have his name called early. I have a few friends who work in the NFL and who are or work for agents. They were there or tracking it closely. I was in Stillwater. But we couldn’t help but blabber about White Saturday. White was the talk of the day as it concerned prospects who made waves and made money, or failed to do so, and that was in the presence of Jameis Winston and Marcus Mariota.
The 40 was a game-changer. It was a life-changer. Allow this clip to put it in perspective for you.
How much money did White actually make? It’s impossible to say for sure, but you can make an educated guess, provided you are educated. A friend who is an agent took a stab. The difference in the contracts between where he had been projected before Saturday and where he was being projected Saturday night is more than $7 million.