Kyzir White selected in NFL Draft

West Virginia University safety Kyzir White became the first Mountaineer to hear his name called in the 2018 NFL Draft.

Over the last three seasons he has sen a dip in his usage and production and over the last two seasons, Hunter Henry has replaced him as the starting tight end.

A hybrid safety/linebacker, White was the 19th pick of the fourth round and No. 119 overall, representing the first time since 2011 that the Mountaineers did not have a player drafted in the top three rounds. White is regarded as one of the nations best hard hitting safeties and his cover skills have improved each year he was in Morgantown.

"White stands in at 6'2" and 218 lbs which gives him the opportunity to come down and play some linebacker if needed. Chargers fans, tell us what you think about L.A. selecting White by voting in the poll below. In 13 games lat season, White totaled 94 tackles, 7.5 tackles for loss and 3 interceptions, as well as 4 pass breakups, 2 forced fumbles and 1 fumble recovery. Previous picks were: Florida State's Derwin James, drafted in the first round; Uchenna Nwosu, drafted in the second round; and Justin Jones, drafted in the third round. His brother, Kevin, a wide receiver for Chicago, also played at West Virginia.


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