West Virginia pro day draws interest

Preparations for the NFL Draft continue as team representatives continue to make the rounds for Pro Day workouts. Thursdays travels included a stop in Morgantown, West Virginia.

Vikings attend West Virginia Pro Day

West Virginia’s Pro Day drew representatives from 25 NFL teams, most to get a deeper evaluation of all-purpose quarterback Pat White, who could also be a slash-type player who also contributes as a wide receiver, running back and kick returner.

White did not participate in any of the strength or running drills, choosing to stand on his draft combine performances.  Despite saying he would run pass routes and do wide receiver drills upon request, West Virginia head coach Bill Stewart set the ground rules for the workout limiting White’s activity to throwing only.

White (6-0 ¼, 197, 4.43-4.63) is a gifted all-around athlete with tremendous upside potential as a West Coast offense quarterback, but he’s a lot of development away from playing quarterback in the NFL.  However, he can contribute in many other ways right now due to his footspeed and athleticism.

Other lesser-known prospects on display that could merit late-round or free agent consideration from the Vikings included:  OLB Mortty Ivy (6-1 ½, 248, 4.85), OG Greg Isdaner (6-3 ½, 325, 5.40), PK Pat McAfee (5-11 ½, 228, 4.89), CB Ellis Lankster (5-9 ¼, 191, 4.53), OT Ryan Stanchek (6-3 ¼, 305, 5.26), C Mike Dent (6-2, 300, 5.23) and ILB Reed Williams (6-1, 241, 4.59).

A year ago this time of year, the Vikings identified WR-KR Darius Reynaud at West Virginia’s Pro Day.  They signed Reynaud as an undrafted rookie free agent and he split time between their active roster and the practice squad, showing flashes of promise, especially on kickoff returns.

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