White Not Quite What Reid is Looking For

The Eagles could consider drafting a big, strong running back with their first pick, but it doesn't figure to be Lendale White. The USC back didn't figure to have helped himself with his most recent showcase.

There has been speculation that the Eagles might consider selecting USC running back Lendale White if he were available when they picked, which right now is 14th in the first round. But coach Andy Reid didn't sound like a guy who was inclined to do that.

While he acknowledged that he might like to add a bigger back to the running back mix that currently is dominated by undersized munchkins like Brian Westbrook and Ryan Moats, he's not looking for a carry-the-load type of guy. Reid said Westbrook will handle that role next season, although he has had difficulty staying healthy thus far in his career. He missed the final four games last year with a Lis Franc sprain of his foot.

White, who didn't run the 40 at the combine, also did not run at the USC Pro-Day on Sunday. Reports were that he was suffering from a "sore hamstring", but that he would run for interested scouts before the draft. Most scouts who were at the USC workout came away with a bad impression of White, who weighed in at 244 pounds and stayed in his sweats throughout all the workouts. TheNFLExperts.com quoted sources who called White "the turd of the day."

With that report out of USC, Reid's interest in White is likely to have nose-dived and it would be an incredible stretch to figure on the Eagles drafting him with the 14th overall pick. Of course, if other scouts agreed with the assessment of White, he could fall much further than 14th.


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