Chris White - Mississippi St. (HT: 6-4 - WT: 245) Combine 40: N/A - Pro Day 40: N/A - Position Rank: 13 of 30
Positives: Has good size for the inside linebacker position, looks a little thinner than listed weight, but has adequate bulk and good upper-body strength... Has good natural instincts... Shoots inside gaps very effectively, hits the gap hard and has enough quickness to adjust to opposing linemen... Plays with a high motor, hustles to get to the ball on every play... Is a strong wrap-up tackler, not a powerful hitter, but does a good job in pursuit and rarely lets go after contact... Posted outstanding numbers in the last two seasons (185 tackles, 6.5 sacks, two interceptions)... Has pretty quick feet, quickness is much better than his speed, changes directions fairly easily near the line of scrimmage.
Negatives: Not particularly fast, stock may fall a bit if White does not run well in postseason workouts... Not an outstanding athlete, looks a little stiff in pads, runs with shorter strides than most linebackers... Is not a deep middle defender, does not look especially comfortable in deeper coverage, will most likely have to stick with short zone coverage... Does not defend legs very well against cut blocks... Plays too high, needs to lower pad level and run lower to the ground, lower body is too exposed when scraping through traffic... Pass-rushing abilities are adequate, but needs to work on developing a larger arsenal of moves.
(January 24, 2011) --
Sideline Scouting has posted full weigh-in results for the 2011 Senior Bowl, as well as a short
write-up of observations on some of the players and story lines for the week.
Keep checking back for multiple updates per day, practice notes, press conference transcripts and interviews. North team practice notes
from later today will be posted shortly after practice ends, and we will be attending both North and South team practices for
the remainder of the week.