West Virginia Hybrid Safety Kyzir White’s Draft Profile


West Virginia Hybrid Safety Kyzir White

We are now just over a month away from the NFL Draft. With the NFL Combine now complete, teams have even more insight on their favorites heading into the draft. Last week the Philadelphia Eagles acquired Carolina Panther and former West Virginia cornerback Daryl Worley. Sticking with the Mountaineers the focus is on West Virginia hybrid safety Kyzir White.

If selected White would join Worley and Rasul Douglas as former West Virginia defensive backs in the Eagles secondary group.


The Morgantown Enforcer

During his two seasons at West Virginia White flew all over the field making plays. At 6’2 216 pounds, White has the frame to be a safety/linebacker hybrid at the next level. White racked up 152 tackles, four sacks, three interceptions and four forced fumbles.

He began his career at Lackawanna College and made a move to Morgantown following in the footsteps of his brothers Ka’Raun and former first-round pick Kevin White. While at Lackawanna White earned third team all-conference honors and JUCO All American recognition. In 2017 he was named to the All-Big 12-second team as a Mountaineer.


White Proved He Can Play And The Eagles Should Be Intrigued

The Eagles will need to find a backup safety. Safeties Jaylen Watkins and Corey Graham are set to become free agents, and with the Eagles strapped for cap space the draft will be the best place to find the solution.

At the combine, White did not disappoint. He recorded 21 reps during the bench press event. He also displayed a 35.5 inch vertical and a 113-inch broad jump. White also impressed scouts at the Senior Bowl. Matched up with some of the best tight ends in the class White showcased solid coverage skills and the physicality needed to win those specific matchups.

Final Thoughts

If the Eagles select White, they will gain a player with physically gifted abilities on defense. Furthermore, White possesses the versatility that the Eagles love and need.  Due to his ability to line up at different positions, White would be a perfect addition to this young and talented secondary. White will undoubtedly be looking to make an impact wherever he ends up.



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