Zamir White
Georgia Bulldogs

Zamir White

  • RB Bulldogs
  • Junior
  • #--
  • 6'
  • 215lbs
  • 09/18/1999
  • Prospect
  • Southeastern
Georgia Bulldogs

2021 Season

RUSH

856

TD

11

YPC

5.35

YDS

75

Top Traits

Ball Security

Ball Security

Zamir White

For a back that runs with his level of physicality, White has fumbled three times in his career. He covers the ball well and hides access points when running between the tackles. Properly switches arms on perimeter-aimed runs. Keeps the butt of the football tucked inside his elbow with a firm grip of the nose. 

Explosiveness

Explosiveness

Zamir White

Despite his injury history, White has showcased an explosive burst. He plants his foot into the ground and gets upfield quickly. Has a good burst inside a 10-yard box to surge into the second and third levels of the defense. 

Contact Balance

Contact Balance

Zamir White

His well-built frame absorbs and delivers physical contact. He lowers his pad level to counter the defender, consistently driving his legs through contact to earn yards after contact. He averages 5.3 YPC for his career. Between the tackles, he will be tripped up by ankle-tackles. He could use higher knees to prevent this from reoccurring. 

Prospect Summary

Zamir White is a former 5-star recruit out of Scotland County in Laurinburg, North Carolina. He was elected to represent the East in the 2018 U.S. Army All-America Bowl. According to 247 Sports, White ranked as the No. 1 RB in the country, No. 9 player in the nation, and the No. 1 player in North Carolina. White was a two-sport athlete, track and football. He competed in the 100 meters, 200 meters, 400 meters, and 4×100 meter relay for the Scotland track and field team. He finished sixth in the 100 meters at the 2016 NCHSAA Class 4A State Championships with a time of 10.85 seconds. He is known for his physical downhill and explosive style of play. Between the tackles, he will push piles and drag defenders for extra yards. He may have lost some of his explosion and athleticism after suffering two ACL tears. That being said, he can generate power and burst to explode past the first and second levels of the defense. Those two injuries prevented him from receiving a bell-cow workload.

Ideal Role: RB2, possible lead of a committee

Scheme Fit: Zone-oriented attack, some gap/power plays

FILM EVALUATION

Written by Damian Parson

Games watched: Clemson (2021), Arkansas (2021), Auburn (2021), Alabama (2021)

Best Game Studied: Clemson (2021)

Worst Game Studied: Alabama (2021)

Vision: White displays good inside and outside vision. He anticipates gaps opening before they are available. He identifies moving defenders on the second and third levels. This allows him to bounce and cut back into an open lane to empty grass. He sets defenders up by patiently pressing gaps.

Footwork: White has surprisingly agile and quick feet for a bigger back. He shows the ability to cut vertically and laterally to evade defenders. His feet and eyes are paired together. Generates enough juice to jump-cut between gaps.

Contact Balance: See Above.

Durability: White’s had surgery to repair two torn ACLs, one in each knee. He has not eclipsed 150 carries during any portion of his career. Those ACL injuries seem to have limited him to a committee role for the Bulldogs, which raise questions about him carrying a heavier load as a bell-cow running back.

Explosiveness: Despite his injury history, White has showcased an explosive burst. He plants his foot into the ground and gets upfield quickly. Has a good burst inside a 10-yard box to surge into the second and third levels of the defense.

Versatility: He has returned six kickoffs in his career, averaging 23 yarda per return. He fits both zone and gap schemes. White has not produced much as a receiver.

Elusiveness: White has solid agility to make defenders miss. Reads and cuts off the defender’s leverage. He uses a dead leg and quick two-step to evade defenders. He is not overly agile to consistently create on his own.

Ball Security: See Above.

Passing Down Skills: White has not been featured much as a receiving option. He has 15 receptions in three years. White is a functional underneath receiver, but do not expect advanced route-running from him.

Discipline: White patiently follows his blockers through gaps and into daylight. He presses gaps with patience before committing. Sticks to the original run path and gets what’s available unless a cut-back/bounce opportunity is there.

SCOUT GRADES

TDN Consensus: 74.17/100 (Fourth Round Value)

Crabbs Grade: 74.00/100

Marino Grade: 72.00/100

Harris Grade: 74.00/100

Sanchez Grade: 77.00/100

Weissman Grade: 74.00/100

Parson Grade: 74.00/100