FRISCO, Texas – A full breakdown of the Cowboys' fifth-round pick Saturday:
Name: Mike White
College: Western Kentucky
White didn't become a starting quarterback until his senior year in high school, where he initially pursued a baseball career as a standout pitcher. Looks like he made the right decision. White threw for at least 4,000 yards in both seasons as a starter for Western Kentucky, tossing 63 touchdowns and only 15 interceptions. White also had an impressive showing at the Senior Bowl in January.
How He Fits In:
Back at the Combine, Cowboys owner/general manager Jerry Jones said the team would rather find another developmental quarterback than sign a veteran backup to Dak Prescott. The club likes the potential of Cooper Rush, an undrafted rookie last year, but White will compete for a roster spot in training camp. The Cowboys only kept two quarterbacks on the roster for the majority of last season. Former backup Kellen Moore will now mentor White as the club's new quarterbacks coach.
- Has a feel for how to move in the pocket. Sets up and gets rid of the ball quickly.
- Will make some tight window throws. Has some touch on his deep ball. Throws the ball around the blitz.
- Generally on target with his passes but ball to the middle tends to be behind or high. Arm talent to get the ball to the outside. Nice throws off play action.
- Plays with poise. Doesn't appear to get rattled.
- Can make throws moving to his left.
- Had a couple of fumbles in the pocket when sacked. Interceptions were more about not seeing the defender than poor decisions.
Next Cowboys Pick: 6th Round (193rd overall)