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The case for Pat White...

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As everyone knows, our weakest link is the qb. I'm not stating that Pat White is the absolute answer here or that we should draft him at 22. However, I believe that he is a player that we should keep an eye on for the beloved purple. From the mocks and rankings I've seen, white is projected anywhere from the 2nd round through the 5th. It's quite a wide range. I think that if he is available in the 3rd, that we will swoop him up as we don't have a 4th round pick and I really don't see him falling farther than that.

- He's a winner. He won consistently at West Virginia. This doesn't mean that this will translate to the NFL, but all things being equal, winners win.

- Shows up in the big games - He won 4 bowl games in his tenure, including a win over #3 ranked OK his junior year. He threw 0 interceptions total and had 330 yards in his finale.

- Although a little short for NFL QBs, he's not tiny and can move well. He's the same height as Brees and last I looked, he handled the height problem just fine.

- With him and AP in the backfield, it will present some major headaches for opposing Defenses. I hate that stupid Wildcat, but these 2 will really open up the run game.

- combine - he was extremely impressive at the combine with his arm strength and accuracy.

- He can also be moved to WR and return kicks. Both needs for the vikes if the QB position doesn't work out.

I'll take him in the 3rd and if they take him in the 2nd, I wouldn't be dissappointed. Consider me on the bandwagon.

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I agree with you, I think if he is available in the 3rd...we should take him. I could even see them moving up in the third or late in the second to take him. Kind of an intriguing player...kind of like a Kordell Stewart. I don't want to compare him to Kordell Stewart, because he really wasn't very good, just mean in the way he can play more than one skill position.

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Pat White needs to go to an offense that actually has some creativity to it. Chilly wouldn't know what to do with this guy and more importantly he'd probably be afraid to run the kinds of plays White would allow us to. We need some interior line upgrades and depth help this whole draft. You can really get some strong players on both the d-line and o-line in the 3rd thru 5th rounds. We really don't have many picks this year as well...I would think a team with multiple 2nd or 3rd round picks will take a flyer on him then.

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Yup, hopefully Eben Britton will fall to us at #22. Not sure if I spelled his name right or not, but you know who I'm talking about...right?

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I wouldn't mind White either. From what I have seen of him, he is pretty capable. I understand that chilly probably isn't the right mind for that kind of talent, but as was said, he can also move to return kicks and wr. There seems to be some upside to this guy. If he falls to us in the 3rd I would also scoop him up.

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