Today the Philadelphia Eagles worked out West Virginia’s Pat White. During his time at West Virginia, White played quarterback but was known for his ability to make plays with his legs. Upon completion of the 2008 season, there was talks of how White may make the transition to WR in the NFL because he’s not considered to be a “true quarterback.”
In 2008, White had 1842 yards passing with 21 touchdowns while also accumulating 974 yards on the ground with 8 touchdowns.
The emergence of the “wildcat” offense in the NFL may have boosted White’s draft stock dramatically. Teams that view White as a possible draft prospect have to take into consideration that he could fit this wildcat role quite nicely.
The Birds experimented with the wildcat using DeSean Jackson twice last year. One effort resulted in a touchdown while the other resulted in an interception. Maybe if White steps into this role we could rule out the interceptions and maybe become more productive from it.
The real mystery is the fact that it is hard to rank White’s value and predict what round he may be drafted. If teams pursue White it will probably be because they have a strong interest in implementing the wildcat into their playbook. It will be interested to see if the Eagles go after White.