Kevin White didn’t sound like a wide receiver.
As he spoke to reporters at the Auditorium Theatre at Roosevelt University shortly after getting drafted by the Chicago Bears in 2015, it quickly became apparent that White was a somewhat quiet, reserved, humble kid. He didn’t sound like the flashy wideout that was going to be yelling at his quarterback if he didn’t get the ball.
“I don’t really spend a lot of money,” he said. “I buy my earrings at Claire’s.”
That first impression was confirmed the next day when I spoke to White at my cubicle at Halas Hall.
“Sometimes I can be (flashy), but I’m not really into the whole money thing and showing off too much,” White said.
A week later, White easily stood out as the best player on the field at rookie minicamp.