Typically, a school’s pro day is the last chance for collegiate juniors and seniors to show off for NFL scouts one last time prior to the NFL draft. Atypically, a school’s pro day is a last ditch effort to entice NFL teams into allowing him to resurrect his NFL career after four years out of the league.
That is exactly what Pat White is out to accomplish this spring at West Virginia’s pro day. White will be at Milan Puskar Stadium, making passes alongside WVU’s current star quarterback Geno Smith to attract NFL scouts. White’s career re-launch in Morgantown was confirmed by WVU’s own John Antonik:
— John Antonik (@JohnAntonik) February 27, 2013
It certainly seems as though White’s chances of getting another opportunity in the NFL are a long shot to say the least. He has not suited up for an NFL franchise since Pittsburgh Steelers’ Ike Taylor decimated him:
White is still optimistic about his chances though. He is focused on getting back to the NFL and will not let anything get in his way. Given the way more and more NFL teams are leaning towards read-option games, Pat White’s stock should soar. No one in the history of college football was better at running the read-option than White.
If White can prove that he still has a solid arm, and shows no lingering effects of the Taylor concussion, then there should be at least a handful of NFL teams that will attempt to purchase his services.