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2018 Prospect Preview: WKU QB Mike White is on par with nation's elite

BOWLING GREEN, KY - DECEMBER 03: Mike White #14 of the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers passes the ball during the game against the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs at Houchens-Smith Stadium on December 3, 2016 in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Western Kentucky defeated Louisiana Tech 58-44. (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)

  • Western Kentucky quarterback Mike White enters the 2017 college season as a Day 2 projection for the 2018 NFL draft, and among the top quarterbacks in the preseason PFF NFL draft guide.
  • White ended the 2016 season with a passing grade of 85.5, the fourth highest grade among 130 qualifying quarterbacks, and his overall grade of 85.7 ranked 10th of 150 quarterbacks.
  • He has shown composure and patience in the pocket, and has the ability to make plays while facing pressure. In 2016, he earned a passer rating of 107.4 when he was under duress, the third highest mark in college football.
  • He showed good accuracy last season as his adjusted completion percentage of 78.2 percent ranked third among 87 quarterbacks with at least 350 drop backs. His accuracy translated downfield as well, as he earned the highest adjusted accuracy percentage (60.5 percent) on throws of 20 or more yards. His passer rating of 122.3 on deep throws was the third highest in college football.

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