Kevin White is back to full speed, and more

AP

Last month, Bears G.M. Ryan Pace said that former West Virginia receiver Kevin White, the 2015 seventh overall pick who missed all of his rookie season after having a titanium rod inserted in his tibia, needed only the “mental confidence to go full speed.” White apparently has found it, and then some.

Rich Campbell of the Chicago Tribune tells a story that starts with White recently supervising two of his younger brothers in receiver drills and that ends with White challenging best friend Devon Blake to a footrace.

White, who had been cleared to run and who once upon a time routinely lost to Blake, blazed to a win so easy that he turned to Blake to taunt him halfway through the run.

“Rubbing it in like Deion Sanders,” Blake told Campbell. “It looked effortless. He’s even faster than he was, even stronger than he was [and] more fluid with his running. He looks a lot calmer when he’s running. He surprised me.”

And so White, the seventh overall pick a year ago who ultimately never played as a rookie due to the stress fracture, is ready to go.

“Count on me,” White said.

The Bears already were. Now, they surely are.

23 responses to “Kevin White is back to full speed, and more

  1. As a WVU fan I can’t wait to see Kevin White on the field next season! The White family has been good to WVU. Look for his brothers WR Ka’Raun and S Kyzir to join him in the NFL someday!

  2. Who’s “we?”

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    Plural pronoun, possessive our or ours, objective us.

    Nominative plural of I.

    Used to denote oneself(me) and another or others(The Bears)

    Hope that helps you comprehend English, welcome to America!

  3. I’m holding back on the blue-n-orange kool-aid on Mr. White, but it’s still going to be pretty cool to follow (basically) two first round draft picks for the Bears.

  4. suhmonster90 says:
    Apr 16, 2016 10:31 PM

    Never thought I’d be jealous of the Bears situation at receiver. I miss the days of Hester and Johnny Knox

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    I’m assuming you’re Lion’s fan, my condolences about Calvin. It will be strange (but good from my perspective) to see the Lions come to town or vice versa and no more Calvin. He murdered the Bears!

    The NFCN is going to be fun to watch this season, easier schedules and lots of changes with the Bears and Lions!

  5. I don’t know what to make White yet, is he a 1K Yard 10 TD player is he one that will struggle to stay healthy.

    Were they sold on him so they traded Marhsall banking that he would be there, or were they possibly reaching on him, because of need on what wasn’t a very strong WR class?

    I guess time will tell, I won’t be one of the people that jump all over him, as he is basically a Rookie but if he misses more than 4 games this season I would really start worrying about his healthy or luck when it comes to that.

  6. handsofsteelhartofstone says:
    Apr 17, 2016 12:36 AM

    Everyone just calm down. You are talking about a guy who will be catching passes from jay cutler.

    Just let that soak in

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    Oh you mean the Jay Cutler that threw for 3,659 yards 21 TD’s 11 INT’s last year and 3,812 yards 28 TD’s 18 INT’s and the year before.

    Jay’s top WR’s the past few years….

    Alshon Jeffery:
    2013: 1,421 yards, 7 TD’s
    2014: 1,133 yards, 10 TD’s

    Brandon Marshall:
    2012: 1,508 yards, 11 TD’s
    2013: 1,295 yards, 12 TD’s

    I would say everyone is pretty relaxed except for you!

    now, let that soak in.

  7. My cousin is going to do great this year, He is going to prove why the bears made a great choice in picking him. When you believe in yourself, you can do anything, and when you family and friends got ur back, you become even better

  8. ejmat3 says:
    Apr 17, 2016 12:16 PM
    Jay’s top WR’s

    Alshon Jeffery:
    2013: 1,421 yards, 7 TD’s
    2014: 1,133 yards, 10 TD’s

    Brandon Marshall:
    2012: 1,508 yards, 11 TD’s
    2013: 1,295 yards, 12 TD’s
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    Cutler was hurt in 2013 so while those guys were definitely top targets of the QB and rightfully, McCown had plenty to do with Jeffery and Marshall numbers that season.

  9. Let not lose track of the situation…..DaBears drafted an injured player and he did not play all year. White was a wasted draft pick!!!!! He got paid for a year without practising once with the team.

  10. Let not lose track of the situation…..DaBears drafted an injured player and he did not play all year. White was a wasted draft pick!!!!! He got paid for a year without practising once with the team.

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    No one could possibly lose track of this point, you bring it up on every single Kevin White post. The 2015 Season and draft is history, get over it, it’s not like the Bears were competing for a SB last season.

    Why can’t you look it as a positive for Pace, he very well might have two solid 1st round draft picks this year.

    What kind of Bear’s fan are you anyways, you only root for them when they are winning???

  11. I always root for the Bears, but my expectation is not to waste the #7 pick in the draft. I would enjoyed watching a very competitive player on the field not on the IR. Pace had a ok draft only because there were so many holes to fill. If I use you logic maybe I should sit White out another year and draft Jaylon Smith then I would have 3 first round picks the following year.

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