In recent days, the Redskins have had a number of first-round quality wide receivers visiting Redskins Park, players like Mike Williams and Mark Clayton. According to reports, they have also invited Roddy White of UAB, considered to be a second-round talent, to their facility for a workout and interview.
This is the second expression of interest the Redskins have shown in White. At UAB's Pro Day in March, representatives of the Redskins told White's agent that the team would be interested in his client if he was still available in the second round.
Now, the Redskins don't have a second-round pick and White certainly wouldn't be taken in the first, at least not at the ninth overall slot that Washington currently holds. Some maneuvering would be necessary for White to wind up in Burgundy and Gold and it appears that Joe Gibbs is at least considering making some moves. A team generally doesn't waste valuable time in the days before the draft having idle chit chat with prospects that it has zero chance of drafting.
Here is a rundown on White from Scout.com
Bio: All-Conference selection as a senior after posting numbers of 71/1,452/14, averaging 20.5 yards per reception. Started as both a junior and sophomore totaling 39/844/7 and 39/580/ 3, respectively.
Positives: Big play receiver with outstanding size/speed numbers. Fluid releasing off the line of scrimmage, quick footed and sells routes. Smooth and looks like he's gliding on the field. Easily adjusts to the deep reception running full speed, displays good eye/hand coordination and makes the difficult over the shoulder reception. Runs well laterally, lays out or extends for the difficult grab. Catches the pass away from his frame and effective running after the reception. Elusive, yet at the same time displays the ability to break tackles. Gets vertical to pull the ball out of the air.
Negatives: Not a physical player and shies away from contact. Gives marginal effort blocking. Fast but does not show a second gear.
Analysis: Consistently progressing on the college level, White possesses outstanding potential for the NFL and has all the tools to be a second receiver. Must learn to do the little things well and improve the physical nature of his game. Should be off the board during the second round in April.
WR Roddy White to Visit Redskins Park
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