Bears WR Kevin White already creating Rookie of the Year talk

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The NFL season doesn’t start for another four months, but talks about who the Rookie of the Year will be have already started.

Bears receiver Kevin White is in the mix of the talks and is thought to be one of the top six potential Rookie of the Year candidates from the 2015 draft.

Chase Goodbread from said with the absence of Brandon Marshall, White should see plenty targets:

White should replace Brandon Marshall as a top threat for Jay Cutler, along with Alshon Jeffery. Cutler might never lose the interception bug, but he averaged more than 250 yards passing a game and had a career-high 28 touchdowns last year — White should have some big Sundays. He’s the got the speed and ball skills to make big plays, and a knack for coming down with well-contested catches. Chicago wouldn’t have drafted him at No. 7 if the club didn’t have designs on feeding him as many footballs as possible.

NFL national writer Matt Bowen said White could cause the biggest matchup nightmare for opponents in 2015.

White isn’t a finished product, but he can make up for his lack of development as a route-runner with the matchup problems he’ll create at the point of attack. Throw the deep ball, the dig/curl, get him involved in the three-step game or toss it out to the sidelines on the tunnel screen to force cornerbacks to tackle in space.

At West Virginia, White had eight consecutive games with 100 or more yards and averaged 13 yards per catch. White also has the potential for big plays — nine games with a catch over 20 yards.

White said at Bears rookie minicamp there’s a lot of information to take in, but he’s determined to learn the system.

Definitely studying at the hotel, White said. It’s not just talk on the phone and catch up with family; it’s study for hours and then go to sleep. Maybe call and say goodnight, but studying after.

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