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« on: October 10, 2017, 03:03:39 PM »

WINNIPEG, MB., October 10, 2017 ?  The Winnipeg Blue Bombers today announce the club added International wide receiver Myles White.

White (6-0, 190, Louisiana Tech University, March 30, 1990 in Tacoma, WA) was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Green Bay Packers in 2013, he played in seven games and made nine catches. After being released by the Packers, he spent time on the practices squad of the New York Giants and Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

His most recent signing was with the New York Jets in January, but was waived this September.
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« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2017, 03:05:54 PM »

Some of his NFL scouting reports:

White was one of the Packers' better receivers in training camp, and very much earned his spot on the 53 out of camp. In fact, many Packers fans hoped that the team would keep him and carry 6 WRs on the roster when James Jones was signed.

White has pretty good speed and has developed pretty good route-running skills in his two years in the Packers' organization. In fact, it seemed that he might have even been in line for #4 WR snaps ahead of Jeff Janis (who was likely kept over White because of better measureables). He also showed good hands throughout practices and the preseason.

To sum up, White is pretty good at a lot of things, but exceptional at none. He can contribute both inside and outside, and surely has some familiarity with Ben McAdoo from the 2013 season. It's unlikely he'll be a game-breaker for the Giants, but he's a good option to bring in as a depth and special teams piece.


Player Information:
?Myles White, WR Louisiana Tech
?6?1?/182 lbs
?Hometown ? Livonia, Michigan

Pro Day:
?40 yard: 4.42
?20 yard: 2.55
?10 yard: 1.53
?Bench: 11
?Vertical: 37.5″
?Broad: 121?
?Shuttle: 4.15
?3-cone: 6.90

Introduction:

White was voted Second Team All-Western Athletic Conference (Coaches selection) in 2012. He was the pass receiving sidekick to Quinton Patton in Tech?s high-powered, conference-leading offense.   White caught 56 passes for 718 yards and six touchdowns as a senior. White started his college career at Michigan State, but was involved in several off-field incidents. White decided he needed a change of scenery, so he transferred to Northwest Mississippi Community College, where he was sixth in the nation in receptions at the JUCO level. After spending a year there, White accepted Louisiana State?s offer and had a solid two seasons for the Bulldogs.

Analysis:
?A legitimate deep threat that can accelerate past defensive backs.
?Seems adept at finding the open spaces in the field.
?Has very effective moves to pick up extra yards after the catch. Will shake and bake to create some space, then accelerate downfield.
?Appears to have a fairly slight build. Will need to get stronger to combat NFL press coverage.
?Initial small area burst is impressive, and backs up his fine 20yd shuttle time.
?Sometimes catches the ball into his body when he doesn?t need to.
?Shows very good ball awareness and uses his vertical leaping ability to his advantage.

Packers rationale:  Ted Thompson definitely had speed on his mind when he signed White and drafted Charles Johnson and Kevin Dorsey. The Packers are obviously looking to fill one of their open receiver spots with a legitimate deep threat who can extend the field and create open spaces underneath for the dynamic trio of Cobb, Nelson and Jones. White would seem to fit the bill, but I have concerns about his size (Randall Cobb at only 5?10? weighs 10lbs more than White). If healthy, I expect Charles Johnson to be the guy who wins the speed wide receiver spot (I like his other attributes better), but White is the kind of guy the Packers will gladly keep on the practice squad and put him to work in the weight room.

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« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2017, 03:31:27 PM »

Neat. Another guy with a little bit of an NFL resume, deep threat type receiver... 37.5" vertical is impressive too.
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« Reply #3 on: October 10, 2017, 03:34:06 PM »

And so that quest to find the next Brandon Zylstra continues....What happened to this Givens guy??
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« Reply #4 on: October 10, 2017, 03:35:17 PM »

And so that quest to find the next Brandon Zylstra continues....What happened to this Givens guy??
He's still on the PR.
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« Reply #5 on: October 10, 2017, 04:48:28 PM »

Receivers are nice, but how about a shut down DB, and a MLB.
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« Reply #6 on: October 10, 2017, 05:21:10 PM »

Receivers are nice, but how about a shut down DB, and a MLB.
O'Shea is happy with Hurl  Cheesy
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« Reply #7 on: October 10, 2017, 05:48:32 PM »

Cup of coffee guy. Maybe they're sizing him up for next season.
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« Reply #8 on: October 10, 2017, 06:01:47 PM »

And so that quest to find the next Brandon Zylstra continues....What happened to this Givens guy??

there are 5 starting receiver spots... Givens was taking reps with the first team offense last week, this is completely unrelated
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« Reply #9 on: October 11, 2017, 09:57:09 AM »

Every recieiver brought in sounds good on paper. Out of the many guys that get brought in over the course of a year a small handfull earn a chance to play, and even less do anything with the chance.

Its nice to bring in guys with good resumes but until they make a starting roster and make it hard for a coach to take them off, they are just another "camp body"
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« Reply #10 on: October 11, 2017, 11:56:45 AM »

there are 5 starting receiver spots... Givens was taking reps with the first team offense last week, this is completely unrelated

I agree. PR guys and backups take 1st team reps occasionally all year long early in the week. Gotta get them some rhythm in case of injuries.
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« Reply #11 on: October 11, 2017, 12:45:25 PM »

The one thing I have noticed this year; is that the scouting reports for the guys we are bringing in to take a look at are much better than in the past.  I remember in the past the comments would include poor hands, or poor speed, or something was wrong that they didn't get a chance in the NFL because of it but this year it feels like the players are decent and just got "beat" out by others.
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« Reply #12 on: October 11, 2017, 12:48:55 PM »

I've watched him in GB!

Sweet!!!  Happy about this.
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« Reply #13 on: October 11, 2017, 01:29:15 PM »

The one thing I have noticed this year; is that the scouting reports for the guys we are bringing in to take a look at are much better than in the past.  I remember in the past the comments would include poor hands, or poor speed, or something was wrong that they didn't get a chance in the NFL because of it but this year it feels like the players are decent and just got "beat" out by others.

Not true imo. we always get intriguing ex-NFLers every year.
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« Reply #14 on: October 11, 2017, 02:10:57 PM »

Not true imo. we always get intriguing ex-NFLers every year.

Addison Richards
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Analysis
Strengths Tall, rangy target. Able to fit in and compete at East-West Shrine Game practices against much better competition than he had faced previously. Easy mover who is smooth in his routes. Works back to the ball and digs out low throws. Hands-catcher.

Weaknesses Slow off the line of scrimmage. Is unable to eat up cushion and threaten cornerbacks with deep speed. Lacks twitch and suddenness at top of his routes. Will have to make contested catches a habit.

Draft Projection Undrafted

Bottom Line Developmental receiver with height and plus hands. Richards showed that he belonged at the East-West Shrine Game, but he must improve his route running to make up for his lack of separation quickness.

Lawrence Virgil's scouting report:
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Analysis
Strengths Excellent size -- has a big, well-proportioned frame with long arms and room for added bulk. Rare upper-body strength -- pumped 225 pounds 39 times at his pro day. Flashes the ability to jolt blockers. Moves well for his size -- opens up his stride in space and athleticism shows in pursuit. Has a 31-inch vertical. Durable three-year starter. Hardworking and respected.

Weaknesses Exposes his frame and is too easily engaged. Can play with more consistent leverage. Technique needs to be coached up -- needs to learn to shoot his hands, stack and shed. Two-gap ability is a work in progress. Marginal lateral agility displayed in three-cone drill time (7.77 seconds). Did not consistently dominate marginal competition. Inconsistent intensity.

Draft Projection Rounds 6-7

Bottom Line Big, long-levered, Division II prospect with intriguing dimensions, strength and upside to warrant consideration as a developmental five-technique or perhaps three-technique. Is fairly raw and still growing into his body, but should only get stronger and more effective as he fills out his frame and makes technical strides.

Dominick Jackson
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Redskins signed Alabama OL Dominick Jackson.
Jackson (6'5/313) spent two seasons at Alabama after transferring from JUCO, spending the first as a backup and the second as the Crimson Tide's starting right tackle, earning second-team All-SEC honors from the conference's coaches. On game tape, Jackson showed an anchor in the run game but struggled in pass protection due to slow feet. Not particularly athletic or long (33-inch arms), Jackson will have to move inside to guard in the pros. He'll be a low-ceiling project there.

Pro Football Focus analyst John Breitenbach wrote that "[r]ealistically, [Alabama G Dominick] Jackson is at best a depth lineman in the NFL."
Breitenbach does like Jackson's tendencies when faced with a double team, but sees legitimate hurdles ahead for NFL success. "Jackson is a pretty poor pass protector, flailing at air frequently on dropbacks. On some occasions he failed to get his hands on the defensive lineman at all. Jackson also appeared to struggle with the mental elements of the game, missing a few too many assignments for our liking." PFF's metrics have him graded out negatively on pass protection for 2015. Breitenbach sees him as a sixth or seventh-rounder at this point

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Scouting report indicates small hands

Now don't get me wrong; I didn't say that the players were not intriguing.  I've just stated that it seems to me that our current recruiting, the recruiting as of late.  Seems to show less cause for concern in the scouting reports than in the past.  I also only go based on what is posted here; so I should rephrase my position to say "The scouting reports shared on the Extra Point have seemed more positive this year, in the late recruiting, than I feel we have seen in previous years".  Both Givens and White stand out in this statement in my eyes as what I mean by recent and positive.
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