STRENGTHS - Thickly built below the waist, White looks the part of a nose tackle "on the hoof." Quick out of stance, White's consistency "getting a good fit" vs. blocker combines with his natural strength so that he can consistently anchor against one on one run blocks. Not only does he easily hold ground, but he consistently has been able to defeat run blocks to make/disrupt running plays at/behind the line of scrimmage. Good hand use, strength and excellent balance allow White to work down LOS while fighting blocker to make tackles on running plays within the TE box. Unlike many DT's who can anchor vs. one man blocks, White makes it look easy holding ground vs. double team. Not only does he hold ground most of the time, but is able to split it to make tackles behind the LOS. He flashes the ability to defeat blocks with a quick arm over move and gets some pressure on the QB thru great effort, strengtha nd good use of hands.
WEAKNESSES - A little pear shaped on film, White is definitely not the sleek looking DT who is going to shoot gaps and be a dominating interior play-maker / pass-rusher. He is much more of a try-hard pass rusher than one who has the quickness and burst to shoot gaps and blow things up. When he does not get hands on OL first, he can be tied up and he struggles to shed in time to make the play. He will need to get quicker shedding blocks to be more than a 2-Gap DT in the NFL. While he can make some plays along the LOS within the TE box, he does not have the speed to chase down plays on outside runs or down the field. More than anything, White is not an all-around DT, but rather a traditional 2-Gapper who will never make many impact plays.
SUMMARY - Not a player that I expected much from, White quickly impressed me with his strength, consistency and interior production against the run. While he will not fit every team's defensive scheme, those teams that play a 34 defense would like him as a potential nose tackle and some would also consider him as a defensive end. For those team that play a 43 defense, only those that play a 2-Gap scheme or use a nose tackle and an under tackle would have an interest in White. Overall, I am confident in White's ability to become a solid, work-man-like starting nose tackle in the NFL (Or at one of the other positions I mentioned previously). He will never be an impact, play-maker who consistently makes game changing plays or pressures the quarterback often, but he can be a good, contributing starting player.