Draft Profile: BioWhite was widely recruited as received no offers from big schools and so opted to join the Division 2 University of Nebraska at Kearney. That never really worked out how he hoped and he moved from school to school before finally getting noticed as a JUCO prospect and being handed a three-star recruiting rating by ESPN.
He joined Arizona in 2019 and didn't look back - chalking up 420 yds and 5 TDs in only four games during the COVID shortened season of 2020.
2021 was even more impressive where he had a chance to start every game for the Sun Devils as he put up 1006 yds and 15 TDs on the ground while adding a rare 456 yds as a receiver. He has been invited to the senior bowl and with it a chance to further boost his draft stock.
Scouting Report: Strengths
- Possesses quick feet and straight-line speed but doesn't have the elite burst to be a constant big-play threat. Improving patience as a runner, following pulling guards and makes good decisions on his cut.
- Has excellent hands and has the skills to line up as a wide receiver and run a full route tree
- Long arms with an elite catch radius
- Has the feet and feel running between the tackles and in the open field. He has very good vision and the patience to pick through defenses.
- He has excellent balance and ability to stay upright after initial contact
- Great speed for his size and runs like a wide receiver in the open field
- Good patience behind the line of scrimmage with the vision to find running lanes
- Nice bag of tricks to avoid tacklers - spin moves, hurdles, and makes good use of a stiff arm
- Accelerates to top speed quickly and shows a surprising burst to beat linebackers to the edge with good lateral agility. Can plant his foot in the ground and explode, showing better straight-line speed than expected.
Scouting Report: Weaknesses
- Offers little in pass protection and poor technique cut blocking, fails to do more than slow down oncoming pass rushers. He will need to improve this area of his game
- Has had little experience as a run blocker and unimpressive when he has been used as one
- Lacks size to be a true power back, will not move the pile at the next level
- A tall, upright runner who lacks great power as a runner. Not a quick-twitch athlete and is forced to gear down too much. Will dance and leave his feet instead of taking what's there.
- Does not always read blocks behind pulling guards
Scouting Report: SummaryRachaad White's stock has risen quicker than any other running back in this year's class - coming from being a virtual unknown to one of the top prospects in the group.
He has the best receiving skills of any back in the class and could quite easily be used as a wideout at a pinch. He has good speed, a nice feel for the game with great vision as a running back, and crucially has been injury-free his entire career. White's only major downside is his poor blocking technique and his lack of dominance as a power runner.
We are pretty high on White and think he's worthy of second-round selection who possesses the talent to be a game-changer at the next level, however, expect him to be picked in the third/fourth round of the 2022 NFL Draft due to his relative obscurity.
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