Pat White the Passer?
While watching my favorite ex-Mountaineer during Saturday night’s “Senior Bowl” I noticed Pat looked calm as ever stepping up in the pocket making passes. Watching Pat for four years, I shouldn’t have been surprised. The man just doesn’t get rattled anytime anywhere on the football field. The following article from www.foxsports.com talks about Pat rising his stock. Oh, by the way, he did get the MVP from that game also. Congrats Pat, you are a special player and even seem to be a more special person. I cannot wait to see you play in the NFL as long as its not with the Steelers. In case you do not know, I hate the Steelers…..period.
I’m not sure I agree with the below comment that Pat cannot be a QB at the next level. He’s stubborn and as always determined enough to do anything. He works hard and I believe with the right teacher, he can become a good NFL QB. Will he start or will he make a Pro-Bowl? I’m not sure, but I know one thing……..he works harder than anyone and has the relentlessness of gravity.
Pat White, QB, West Virginia
It’s hard to ignore the talent Pat White has as a quarterback, because when he has the ball in his hands, something good is about to happen. The Senior Bowl was White’s opportunity to show NFL scouts that he has the talent to be a signalcaller at the next level.
But the consensus I got in Mobile was that he’s never going to be a starting quarterback in the NFL. With many teams installing a variation of the Wildcat formation, a player of White’s ability becomes more valuable. White showed tremendous athleticism in practice and displayed the ability to escape the pocket and make throws on the run. Of the three South quarterbacks, White was the most accurate and fluid during practice. White took what he showed in practice and thrived in the game, as he led the South on two scoring drives: one that started on the South’s own 32-yard line and ultimately ended with LSU FB Quinn Johnson scoring a touchdown from one-yard out, and the other coming on a beautifully thrown 39-yard touchdown strike down the left sideline to Ole Miss WR Mike Wallace. White completed 4-of-9 passes for 69 yards and a touchdown, and had three carries for 39 yards.
He was named the game’s MVP. White impressed a lot of scouts in Mobile, and although he probably won’t be a QB at the next level, don’t be surprised if he’s a late second-round pick this April.