Zamir White 2022 NFL Draft Profile
More praise for another player on Georgia? You bet. As we continue the draft profile series on notable prospects I want to discuss, Zamir White is up next. I’ve been throwing around praise for James Cook left and right. But what about his running mate in the backfield? Let’s take a look at what White could bring to the table!
All of the Georgia running backs seem to be working to varying levels of success. Even guys who aren’t world beaters like Knowshon Moreno and Sony Michel have been capable NFL running backs. Maybe White can be something similar to those two?
White, 22, kinda follows the Nick Chubb trajectory (I just don’t think White is nearly as good). White was the number one running back recruit in the country in the class of 2018. He checks in at 6-foot, 215 and yes, he’s a bruiser. Like Chubb, White also overcame knee issues in his college career.
Because of those knee injuries, it just appeared that White wasn’t quite as explosive or quick as he should have been. I think the combine quieted some of those concerns. A 4.40 at his size is no joke. Maybe we should take that athletic profile more into consideration and move White up the draft board.
White has been consistent during his college career. He averages 5.3 yards per carry which is in line with every year of his career. He’s a non-factor in the passing game. Is that because Cook is just better than him at it or is he not capable?
It’s actually really hard to tell how good White is? There are times he’s the clear cut best guy on the Dawgs. There are other times you could talk me into him being the 5th best running back on their roster. Of course, that conversation only happens on this team because they’re that loaded.
I just want to see White churn out more chunk plays. I think he can be a bruiser and really take advantage of those inside runs. I think explosion is a real concern. The guy just don’t have enough of those splash run plays you want to see. Faster than quick but the play strength is really good.
This is a tricky one for me. There are just times I see flashes of Isaiah Crowell and will kick myself for buying in if that’s the end result. Crowell, while talented, never made it. White is a tricky one but someone certainly worth the gamble. Especially if he starts to fall in the later rounds.