(CBS) West Virginia receiver and projected top-10 pick Kevin White doesn’t have a certain read on where he’ll end up come Thursday night when the NFL Draft begins, but he’ll be content if his name is called by the Bears, who hold the seventh overall pick.
“I’m going to hope for the best,” White said in an interview on the Mully and Hanley Show on Monday morning. “If that’s me being picked before seven, I would be happy. And if I was playing in Chicago, I’d be very happy. So I guess we’ll see. Hopefully everything works out.”
The Bears are in need of a speedster at receiver who has the ability to stretch the field deep. White’s that type of receiver, as he was clocked at 4.35 seconds in the 40-yard dash. In 2014, he had 109 receptions for 1,447 yards and 10 touchdowns and was a first-team All-American.
White and Alabama’s Amari Cooper are regarded as the top two receivers in this year’s draft class, with the opinion split on who will be better. White believes he’s the best receiver, though he was complimentary of Cooper.
“Being a competitor, you have to say those things,” White said. “Just being a fan of the game, Coop’s a great guy, he’s a great competitor, very good at what he does. I feel the same way. So if you ask him the same question, he’ll say he’s better than me, and if you ask me the same question, I would say the same.
“I feel like I do a lot.”
Listen to White’s full interview below. He also gives a scouting report on himself and talks about his development as a receiver.