Coach’s View: Kevin White

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Teams and fans want to know as much as possible about draft prospects. I joined them in this quest and caught up with the people who know the most about these players, their coaches.

Player: Kevin White

Position: Wide Receiver

School: West Virginia

Coach: Lonnie Galloway

What are Kevin’s three key strengths?

“First I’d say that he is physical. Also, I think he is very explosive. Finally, I’d combine the two and say that he has great size and speed.”

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Coach’s View: Vic Beasley

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Teams and fans want to know as much as possible about draft prospects. I joined them in this quest and caught up with the people who know the most about these players, their coaches.

Player: Vic Beasley

Position: Edge

School: Clemson

Coach: Marion Hobby

What are Vic’s three key strengths?

“First I would say his natural athletic ability. When Vic came to Clemson we weren’t really sure what position he would play. He played running back in high school. When we prepared to play Georgia Tech in 2010 when he was a true freshman, we used him as the scout team quarterback to run the option. We won the game.

Second, he has football intelligence. Perhaps this is because he has played different positions over his career, but he has a sense about what all the players are supposed to do and as a result he is a very smart player.

Third is his combination of speed and strength. He had the top 40 time and the top bench press at the combine. He is the first linebacker to have the best in both categories. I can’t think of another example that documents a person’s strength and quickness.”

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Coach’s View: Brandon Scherff

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Charlie Neibergall / Associated Press

Teams and fans want to know as much as possible about draft prospects. I joined them in this quest and caught up with the people who know the most about these players, their coaches.

Player: Brandon Scherff

Position: Offensive tackle / Offensive guard

School: Iowa

Coach: Brian Ferentz

What are Brandon’s three key strengths?

“Number one is that he is an excellent athlete, he is very explosive. So he has got all the physical tools that you’d want at that position. The second thing is that he’s an excellent technician – he’s very good at what he does and he has mastered the fundamentals. He has all those physical tools but he also knows how to use them very well. Finally, he is very aggressive, the word we like to use is nasty. He plays with violence.”

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Coach’s View: Jaelen Strong

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Christian Petersen / Getty Images North America

Teams and fans want to know as much as possible about draft prospects. I joined them in this quest and caught up with the people who know the most about these players, their coaches.

Player: Jaelen Strong

Position: Wide receiver

School: Arizona State

Coach: DelVaughn Alexander

What are Jaelen’s three key strengths?

“It would be his overall strength, his size and his ability to go up and attack the ball and take it away from defenders.”

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Coach’s View: Leonard Williams

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Teams and fans want to know as much as possible about draft prospects. I joined them in this quest and caught up with the people who know the most about these players, their coaches.

Player: Leonard Williams

Position: Defensive lineman

School: USC

Coach: Chris Wilson

What are Leonard’s three key strengths?

“I would say his main strength is his athleticism. Also, I’d highlight his toughness as well. Finally, I’d say his third key strength is his intelligence.”

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Coach’s View: Nelson Agholor

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Stephen Dunn / Getty Images North America

Teams and fans want to know as much as possible about draft prospects. I joined them in this quest and caught up with the people who know the most about these players, their coaches.

Player: Nelson Agholor10233598

Position: Wide Receiver

School: USC

Coach: Tee Martin

What are Nelson’s three key strengths?

“I’d say his suddenness with the ball in his hands, his route-running, and his football IQ are Nelson’s biggest assets.”

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Coach’s View: Maxx Williams

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Jesse Johnson / USA TODAY Sports

Teams and fans want to know as much as possible about draft prospects. I joined them in this quest and caught up with the people who know the most about these players, their coaches.

Player: Maxx Williams

Position: Tight End

School: Minnesota

Coach: Rob Reeves

What are Maxx’s three key strengths?

“I think number one is that he is probably one of the most well-rounded tight ends in this year’s draft. Without a doubt his ball skills are phenomenal, he is tremendous in tracking the ball and making big plays when the ball is in the air.

I think being versatile is also one of his strengths: he can play on the line of scrimmage, he can play off and he also has great blocking skills. I also think the fact that he has good ball skills and the ability to play physical at the line of scrimmage make him a valuable tight end in this year’s draft.

Also, he just turned 21 years old, there are still ways to go for him in terms of his body, he is not a finished product yet. He weighs in around 250-255, but I think he can still add another 10 lbs. He is going to get stronger and develop as an athlete. Knowing that his best days are still ahead of him, makes him pretty attractive too.”

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