2012 NFL Draft Sleeper: Jordan White Interview

Jordan White NFL Draft

Jordan White is an intriguing mid-round WR prospect. (Photo: ICON SMI)

NEPD Editor: Mike Loyko

During NFL Draft season a lot gets made of a player’s measurables; their height, their weight and their speed. One thing that tends to get lost in the shuffle and overlooked, but is more meaningful than all those measurables is production.

For Western Michigan WR Jordan White all he did was produce throughout his career. His numbers this year look like something out of a video game; 140 receptions-1911 yards-17 touchdowns.

Those numbers are tough to comprehend, especially considering he put them up in only 13 games. It’s even more impressive when you consider the fact that everyone on the defense knew where the ball was going and they still couldn’t stop White.

Jordan White is a player who is easy to root for. He has overcome not one, but two torn ACL ligaments to become the most prolific wide receiver in MAC history. In my interview with White we speak about his combine experience, what it took to overcome those injuries and what he is working on between now and the draft.

I must say that speaking with White it’s clear to see why he such a productive player. His understanding over the game is evident, he understands coverages and how to get open. While he is not the biggest, strongest or fastest WR, he is the most productive and someone I will be rooting for while watching the draft.

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4 Responses to “2012 NFL Draft Sleeper: Jordan White Interview”

  1. Rob says:

    So Jeff by your measurables players like Greg Jennings, Ben Roethlisberger, Randy Moss, Jason Babin, Jerry Rice etc etc etc should not have been drafted because of the “caliber” of competition. The MAC was 4-1 this bowl season and the players above have done pretty darn well!

    Looking at Whites stats this season alone his non conference #’s look like this against:
    Michigan 12rec, 119 yds
    Illinois 13 rec, 177 yds 2td’s
    Conn 12 rec 173 yds 2 td’s
    Purdue 13 rec 265.. yes 265yds! and a TD.

    “big name” schools, all knew where the ball was being thrown and he still put up those #’s. Just sayin… can’t stand the “level of competition” argument. Talent is talent and I think he has it, has a great attitude and should be a very productive # 2 or 3 receiver on any team in the NFL. I’ll definately be rooting him on!

  2. Waldoon says:

    I agree. A good case is Freddie Barnes out of Bowling Green. In 2009 he caught 138 balls for over 1500 yards and 16 TDs. He was one of three finalists for the Biletnikoff Award, losing out to Golden Tate. He went undrafted and was signed by the Bears. He eventually got cut and played in the Arena League and the CFL.

  3. Jeff says:

    The reason guys like this are overlooked often times is not because of the measureables…
    It’s because while they put up prolific numbers…they did it against weak competition.

    They may be great in a small school or conference, however when you put a guy like this who has incredible numbers in a season such as 140 catches for nearly 2,000 yards and 17 TD’s and throw him in against an SEC defense…you get the real NFL talent barometer.

    Guys like this go in the 5th 6th and 7th round for a reason…and it’s not to say they can’t beat the odds…but it’s the price they pay for choosing to play at a smaller school. If you did that in the SEC, you’d be the #1 guaranteed pick in the draft..but that’s why there aren’t any of those…cuz you CAN’T do it. It’s not personal…it’s just fact.

    But here’s hoping he beats the odds and has a great NFL career!

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