Former West Virginia safety Kyzir White drew a lofty comparison in his scouting report from Bleacher Report’s Matt Miller.
Miller released his rankings of the best safeties in the 2018 NFL Draft, placing White at No. 6 with an early second-round grade. The most interesting part of the analysis for White may be his pro comparison: Seattle Seahawks strong safety Kam Chancellor.
Both players are known for their physical style of play. Chancellor is a former Super Bowl champion and a four-time Pro Bowl player, so the comparison is a flattering one for White.
From Bleacher Report:
Kyzir White wins with competitive toughness and mental processing that allows him to fill a variety of roles. He’s a relentless hitter who relishes opportunities to bang pads and will have no trouble transitioning to NFL contact. His size and athleticism are a blessing and curse, as he has the frame and skill set to be a movable defender in the box but lacks the true speed to have a defined role in a defensive backfield. White’s physicality in all three phases is his calling card and will be the ticket to his earning an early starting role.
White was a second-team All-Big 12 selection in 2017, recording 94 total tackles and 7 ½ tackles for loss. He also had 3 interceptions.
The only knocks against White in his scouting report are his speed and quickness. Miller doubts his ability to match up with the best athletes in the NFL in space. However, his size and tackling ability will make him a tempting prospect for teams in need of help in the secondary.
The first round of the NFL draft is Thursday, April 26. The second round, where White is projected, is Friday, April 27.