EDGE- Keion White, Georgia Tech (6-5, 286)
The best way to get Twitter abuzz about a prospect before they’ve actually taken the field is via weigh-ins. Every year there are a few behemoths that help their stock just by showing up and getting measured. For example, Ohio State’s Dawand Jones already broke the Senior Bowl record with an 89.5-inch wingspan, and the people went crazy.
Another monster to watch for is Georgia Tech’s Keion White, and not just because of his listed size, but because he’s also a top-tier athlete; he ranked 20th on Bruce Feldman’s Freaks List over the summer.
Ranked No. 3,141 as a recruit out of high school, White began his career as a tight end at Old Dominion. In his sophomore season with the Monarchs, he transitioned to the defensive line and was dominant with 62 tackles,19 TFLs, and 3.5 sacks.
With Old Dominion not playing during the COVID-year in 2020, White transferred to Georgia Tech in 2021 where he missed most of the season with an injury but looked impressive against Georgia. Then, as a senior this season he finally put it all together with 54 tackles, 14 TFLs, and 7.5 sacks.
White is a certified power player who understands how to use his length as a pass rusher; his long arm move is nasty. Given his explosiveness and strength, it’s no surprise he’s also one of the best at converting speed to power in the class—he’ll also work a swim off the speed to power as a combo move. White is also capable of kicking inside as a 4i or 3T on passing downs.
Given his strength, length, motor, and quickness White can also be a major nuisance against the run. He frequently makes plays backside with his effort and is a disciplined edge setter who can stack and shed a block when play side.
Nobody is going to want to deal with his physical freakiness in a one-on-one pass rush at the Senior Bowl. He’s another player who could go from a mid to late-Day 2 talk to Top 50 in the 2023 NFL Draft with the right kind of week in Mobile.