Because he was drafted in the first round of the 2015 draft, Bears wide receiver Kevin White may not technically be a rookie but a shin injury kept him from playing last season so he’s only had a small taste of NFL action.
As with most players in that position, White was left feeling like there’s still a lot to do before he’s comfortable at this level. White had three catches for 34 yards in his regular season debut and played a role in an interception by breaking off a route when Texans safety Andre Hal gave him a look he wasn’t expecting.
“I’ve got a lot of work to do,” White said, via the Chicago Tribune. “I’ve got to be better trying to execute my job. [I’m] definitely still building. Game reps will help. I’m excited, not worried or panicking or anything like that.”
Expecting anything other than a sizable learning curve for a new NFL receiver would be foolish and White’s willingness to admit there’s plenty of work to do should keep panic about his progress from being on the table in Chicago at this point.