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Chargers 2023 NFL draft target: Georgia Tech EDGE Keion White


Draft season is upon us, which means we at Chargers Wire are at work breaking down film to evaluate potential picks throughout the draft.

With a strong draft class at edge defender and tight end, Los Angeles is well positioned to fill some holes this offseason.

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Today, we’ll be looking at Georgia Tech pass rusher Keon White.

background, Lightly recruited out of high school, he moved from center to tight end and defensive end. Began college career as a tight end at Old Dominion, where he redshirted in 2017 before catching 11 passes for 124 yards in 2018. Transitioned to EDGE during spring practice in 2019 and was immediately named Second Team All-Conference USA. Selected in 2020 due to COVID-19 before transferring to Georgia Tech, where his debut was delayed after breaking an ankle in a pickup basketball game. Repeatedly describes himself as raw because of his newness to the situation. team captain.

red flag: none

might, Feldman’s Freak List member with 21 mph, 32″ vertical, and 38 bench press reps. Went from 3 to 4i to 5 and out throughout the season, versatility that helped Georgia Tech shift its alignment just before the snap opened up to scheme pressure. Thought he went well in the chase; You could say he is a weird athlete for his size based on his run support. Showed a good spin move which I think could be a counter plan.

weaknesses, Extremely raw from a pass rush scheme perspective – has a bull rush and high motor that gets him home often, but he rarely shows counter moves of power to accelerate. His approach also lacks variety – you’re getting power, strength or power from Snape. There was a slight delay in reading and reacting at times, which might be expected from someone who only played defensive line for two and a half seasons.

last word:White is a developmental prospect who will need dedicated coaching from an established developer to perfect his technique and reach his ceiling. While all the athletic tools are there to create a monstrous 4-3 defensive end with the internal flexibility, White lacks sophisticated technique or a counter plan when his strength isn’t enough to win him a rep.

fit probability: medium

grade: fourth

movie highlights,

White uses the power in his hands to remove blocks in several different clips, allowing him to win.

Showing off the spin move, which is surprisingly fluid for a player listed at 290 lbs:

Another weird display from the Athletics, taking the RB to the sideline in coverage:

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