Scouting Report: Dewayne White

Junior entry and first team All Conference choice in 2002, totaling 57 tackles with 15.5 tackles for loss and 9.5 sacks last season. Also intercepted a pass and broke up 5 more. ConferenceUSA Defensive Player of the Year in 2001, leading the league's defensive lineman with 86 tackles, setting a school record of 23 tackles for loss and leading the conference with 15 sacks.

Name:  Dewayne White  School:  Louisville  Year:   4Jr

Ht:  6-2  Wt:  273  40:  4.74  Pos:  DE

Bio: Junior entry and first team All Conference choice in 2002, totaling 57 tackles with 15.5 tackles for loss and 9.5 sacks last season.  Also intercepted a pass and broke up 5 more.  Conference USA Defensive Player of the Year in 2001, leading the league's defensive lineman with 86 tackles, setting a school record of 23 tackles for loss and leading the conference with 15 sacks.  Started nine games as a red-shirt freshman totaling 52/17/12 and named to several freshman All-American and All-Conference teams.  Overcame a very difficult childhood to become an explosive college player.

Pos: One of college football's most dominant pass rushers who now takes his game to the next level.  Quick off the snap, plays with forward lean and keeps his pads low to the ground.  Quick altering his angle of attack, flattens and pursues the action from the backside.  Effectively uses his hands keeping blockers away, displays a good inside move and nice lateral speed.  Redirects to the ball carrier, plays with balance and rarely off his feet.  Tough and plays with pain.  Has lined up at both tackle and end in college.

Neg:  Lacks bulk in size, wears down over the course of a game and handled by opponents.  Lacks the great closing burst, and though he defends the run, has difficulty stopping the ball carrier if teams direct plays at him.

Analysis:  Seemed to coast through his junior campaign and was not as disruptive a force as was the case previously.  Super active throughout college making an enormous amount of plays behind the opponents line of scrimmage which can not be overlooked.  Lacks the desired size and more of a 'tweener, but should still be productive as a four-three end at the next level.


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