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  1. WesWelker83

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    I have had this guy on my radar since the combine. He posted solid numbers there and I remember seeing him play vs Miami earlier this year and he looked really good catching the ball out of the backfield that game. He had poor blocking that game but he had some really nice runs and hes always pushing the pile and falling forward. If we could take him in the late 3rd I think hes the RB we should be targeting. At 5-10 210 he seems like hes in between Woodhead and Green-Ellis in size. I also love the fact ESPN's draft profile of him says hes an excellent gunner on special teams. Here is a nice highlight real on youtube of him:

    YouTube - Universal Draft Presents RB Johnny White of North Carolina
     
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    Like the way he runs. Quick, low to the ground, and powerful.
     
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    Gotta like the physical running style. The question is his ability to translate at the pro level as well as his production in college thus far. I don't think White has the ability to be a battering ram like Shonn Greene. But I do like his physicality and pass catching ability highlighted in that clip. An interesting guy to look at later in 3 day of the draft or maybe a priority UDFA. Could be a nice complement to BJGE and has a low to the ground pounding running style.

    Sideline Scouting - Johnny White Scouting Report
     
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    I doubt hes a UDFA. Scouts Inc has him rated as the 8th best RB in the draft and they have placed a 75 rating on him. I think he goes in the 3rd-5th rounds. I definitely think he offers a nice mix between what Green Ellis and Woodhead offer.
     
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    Source: Johnny White moving up draft boards | National Football Post

    He does everything well and if he's healed completely from collarbone injury could be a player. He did play in a pro-style offense @ NC. Like mentioned by WW83 he finishes runs well, he is a good receiver, good at pass pro and in addition he's a solid special teams player. I like him and Shane Vereen from Cal at RB. Vereen will probably come off the board between Rd 2-3 and this kid later due to injury but they're very similar.
     
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