A ball of clay prospect, White packs a sky high ceiling. Watching him move at 280 at the Senior Bowl site was impressive. Similar to my thought on Myles Murphy, this is a JFM replacement with more pass rush upside.
Keion White is a force in the defensive trenches. He's risen into the national discussion after an impressive 2022 season. White finished with 7.5 sacks, and 14 tackles for loss. He had a 20.1% pass rush win rate according to PFF, which was just 0.3% less than Will Anderson.
Keion White is a big EDGE with the versatility to kick inside as a pass rusher occasionally. White measured in at 6'5" and 285 lbs at the combine. He added a 34-inch vertical and put up 30 reps on bench and confirmed some of his in-game explosiveness and strength.
White is a great run defender. His strong enough to set the edge well and is excellent pursuing runs from the backside. Where White struggles is when he allows stronger OL into his body. He also has a tendency to loose balance quite often. Stronger OL take advantage of that from time to time and bury him in those moments.
As a pass rusher, White doesn't have much of a pass rush plan but he had plenty of production using mostly his strength and speed. White possesses some bend even at his size and can rip and win on the outside. He also showed a powerful bull rush collapsing the pocket as well as a quick inside move. White is only going to get better as a rusher at the next level when his learns how to maximize his physical tools.
White could be a 3-4 defensive end or a 4-3 big end at the next level. I think his best fit would be in a 4-3 attacking scheme like the Jets' have. He should be an immediate contributor at the next level and grow into a plus starter.