White was a star football player at Walled Lake Western High School in Walled Lake, Michigan. He played eight different positions in high school amassing over 3,000 all-purpose yards during his career. He played everything from receiver to placekicker. His standout performance saw him selected for a number of different All-Pro teams including USA TODAY’s All-USA Michigan team.
White was recruited by over a dozen different colleges out of high school as a receiver but chose to stick close to home and go with Michigan State. In three seasons with the Spartans, White racked up the stats to finish seventh in Michigan State history in receptions (143), twelfth in receiving yards (1,967) and he tied for sixteenth in receiving touchdowns (12).
2017: 13 games played. 35 catches for 490 yards and four touchdowns. Four carries for 19 yards. Seven punt returns for 22 yards.
2018: 9 games played. 42 catches for 555 yards and two touchdowns. One carry for 22 yards and a touchdown. Five punt returns for 23 yards.
2019: 13 games played. 66 catches for 922 yards and six touchdowns. Six carries for 22 yards. Seven punt returns for 40 yards.
Combine/pro day results
Weight: 217 pounds
40-yard dash: 4.66s
10-yard split: 1.65s
225-pound bench: N/A
Broad Jump: 120″
20-yard shuttle: 4.52s
3-Cone Drill: 7.19s
Highlights & Film:
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Fit with the Chiefs:
White is different from the prototypical Chiefs receiver prospect. He doesn’t run a blazing-fast 40-yard dash, like their starting receivers. He is really good off the line of scrimmage and does a good job running routes. He’s not going to create a ton of separation from the defender in coverage, but instead, he’ll win with strong hands and physicality at the catch point. He also boasts an impressive catch radius and tracking abilities.
Ultimately, White is a big target and he did a good job getting open in Michigan State offense that wasn’t exceptional. They didn’t have other premium weapons around him and the quarterback play was subpar for most of his career. Regardless, White still managed to produce and show some promising traits.
One thing that is very promising is White’s versatility. He can line up all over the field and has experience playing the X receiver spot and in the slot. While he played punt returner at Michigan State, I’m not sure that White has a future there in the NFL. He’s likely going to need to play on coverage units early in his career for Kansas City and work his way up from there.
Chiefs’ undrafted free agents
|Position||Player||School||Article Release Date|
|OC||Darryl Williams||Miss. St.||6/6|
|CB||Hakeem Bailey||West Virginia||6/8|
|DE||Tershawn Wharton||Missouri S&T||6/24|
|CB||Jalen Julius||Ole Miss||7/1|
|WR||Cody White||Michigan St.||7/13|