Last month, Bears G.M. Ryan Pace said that former West Virginia receiver Kevin White, the 2015 seventh overall pick who missed all of his rookie season after having a titanium rod inserted in his tibia, needed only the “mental confidence to go full speed.” White apparently has found it, and then some.
Rich Campbell of the Chicago Tribune tells a story that starts with White recently supervising two of his younger brothers in receiver drills and that ends with White challenging best friend Devon Blake to a footrace.
White, who had been cleared to run and who once upon a time routinely lost to Blake, blazed to a win so easy that he turned to Blake to taunt him halfway through the run.
White, who spent the entire year on the shelf with a severe case of shin splints and/or some sort of leg injury, should have a big role in 2016. He was starting to practice before the end of the season but landed on injured reserve since he wasn’t in game shape and there was no really point in rushing him back in what became a lost season for the Bears. He was the #7 overall pick in the 2015 Draft and the bottom line is that the Bears need him.