Keion White NFL Draft Profile and Scouting Report
Keion White Scouting Report and NFL Draft Profile
2023 NFL Draft Measurements
Keion White 40-Yard Dash: 4.75 (estimate)
6‘5“ / 285 lbs.
Keion White Draft Profile
Both a tight end and defensive end in high school, Keion was a three-star prospect out of Garner High School. Originally, he signed with Old Dominion, where he played from 2018 through 2020. He started all 12 games for Monarchs in 2019. While he ranked 4th on his team with 62 tackles, he finished the season tied for 10th in the nation with 19 tackles for loss. He would earn second-team All-Conference USA honors for his effort.
After not playing in 2020 due to COVID, White decided to transfer to Georgia Tech. Sadly, he missed most of the 2021 season with an injury suffered before the start of the season. He eventually got into the last four games of the season, including one start, finishing the year with four tackles in his four games. Finally healthy again in 2022, White was a full participant all season. He would finish the season with 54 total tackles, including 7.5 sacks. Afterwards, Keion was named to the All-ACC third team.
Keion has the size that you would dream of when looking for a defensive end at the next level. While I don’t have any official numbers on his arm length, on film they look to be rather long. I do wish I saw more tape of him actually using that length to his advantage against lineman, but I think that it’s a tool that a competent NFL coaching staff will coach up.
Georgia Tech’s defensive scheme, at least across the defensive line, was interesting (at least to me). This was because they would rotate linebackers in and out at the last moment, changing up the complexion of the defensive front. So at any point, White could act as either the defensive end or an interior rusher. The good news for Keion, is that he seemed both comfortable and competent in either position. This type of versatility is something that can only help him at the NFL level.
Too Much Flash
There were plenty of times where Keion looked dominant. He would explode off the snap, blow by the tackle like he was standing still, and make a play. It was enough to get you excited, but then I’d watch the rest of the game waiting for him to do it again. There just wasn’t any consistency. Because of this, I would say that he was probably only the 3rd or 4th best defensive lineman on his own team.
I think that White could have made a handful more flash plays throughout the season. But, he had a bad habit of over pursuing ball carriers or biting hard on fakes. I will say that he did improve a good bit on this as the season went along. Hopefully, it’s something that he’s gotten out of his system.
Keion White Draft Stock
White was an unknown prospect heading into the season. But as his play as improved, specifically in the second half of the season, his draft stock as started to rise. Currently most mocks that I’ve seen him included in have him going in the 4th or 5th round, with the highest being a 2nd round grade.
Final Thoughts on Keion White Scouting Report
The first game I watched of White was against Ole Miss. And if I was Keion, I would attempt to destroy all copies of that game that I could find. I wasn’t super impressed with his early season stuff, but, like I said previously, his play started to improve as the season went on. Currently, I would agree with most of the mock drafts that I’ve seen and put an early day 3 grade on him. However, he is participating in the 2023 Reese’s Senior Bowl, so he still has a chance to improve his draft stock.
Keion White Player Comparison
A very raw Leonard Williams.
Keion White Scouting Report Analyst – Brandon Claburn