#3
Rachaad White
Carries Yards TD
182 1006 15
Team: Arizona State Sun DevilsHeight: 6-2 Born: N/A
Position: RBWeight: 210 Hometown: Kansas City, Missouri
Class-Eligibility: Jr-Jr


Scouting Report

40 Time: 4.55

4th-5th round

Overview: Some of the most important traits for a running back include vision, toughness and long speed -- characteristics White demonstrated on and off the field in a winding path to the NFL.

A productive high school runner out of Kansas City, Mo., White was overlooked by recruiters and wound up at Nebraska-Kearney for a year while redshirting. He then transferred to Mt. San Antonio College where he quickly emerged as a workhorse for the prominent JUCO program, rushing for 1,264 yards and 10 touchdowns in 11 games and earning attention from several D-I schools, initially signing with UCLA before switching to Arizona State, in part because its recruiting coordinator (and co-defensive coordinator) -- former NFL linebacker Antonio Pierce -- had attended Mt. SAC, himself.

Regardless of how and why White wound up with the Sun Devils, his versatile talents shined once on the field. He averaged an eye-popping 10 yards per carry in limited duty as a junior (42 carries) before exploding for 1,006 yards and leading the Pac-12 with 15 rushing touchdowns to earn second-team all-conference honors in 2021. A true three-down back, he also caught 43 passes for 456 yards and a score as a senior, finishing second on the team by just one catch despite missing a game (Washington State).

White opted out of Arizona State's bowl game (Las Vegas Bowl) to focus on his invitation to the prestigious Senior Bowl and preparation for the NFL Combine.

Strengths: A fluid athlete with surprising wiggle for his size, White accelerates smoothly and shows good lateral quickness and leaping ability to elude, spin off and vault would-be tacklers. He does a nice job of setting up opponents, stringing together moves to leave them off balance and using subtle stop-start hesitations and cutbacks against the grain to break into the secondary, where his size helps him bowl over smaller defenders. When he runs with proper pad level, White shows the leg drive and determination to be a tackle-breaker. Among his best assets is his ability to contribute to the passing game. An accomplished receiver, showing soft hands and body control to adjust to poorly thrown passes, gathering the ball in quickly and securing it. Carries the ball tight to his frame with only one documented fumble over the 2020-21 seasons.

Weaknesses: Not the power back his frame and statistics suggest, running upright too often and inviting big hits. Accelerates smoothly but lacks elite top-end speed. Missed one game in 2021 with a "right lower leg injury" that may need a closer look. Dominated in primetime showings against USC and Washington (474 all-purpose yards and five touchdowns) but failed to break the 100-yard rushing mark in any other game in 2021.

Pro Comp: David Johnson, Houston Texans -- The 6-1, 224-pound Johnson erased doubts about his NFL future at the Senior Bowl, shedding the small school (Northern Iowa) label with his creative running and receiving.


Career Rushing/Receiving Stats

Year Team G Rush Yds Yd/Rush TDs Rec Yds Yd/Rec TDs
2020 AriSt  4 42 420 10.0 5 8 151 18.9 1
2021 AriSt  11 182 1006 5.5 15 43 456 10.6 1
Career   15 224 1426 6.4 20 51 607 11.9 2

Career Returning Stats

Year Team G Punt Returns Yds Avg TDs Kick Returns Yds Avg TDs
2020 AriSt  4 3 11 3.7 0 1 22 22.0 0
2021 AriSt  11 1 36 36.0 0 1 25 25.0 0
Career   15 4 47 11.8 0 2 47 23.5 0

Offensive Logs

  Passing Rushing Receiving
Date Opp Cmp Att Yds Pct TDs Int Long Car Yds Avg TDs Long Rec Yds Avg TDs Long
9/2/2021 SoUt 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 7 64 9.1 2 26 1 11 11.0 0 11
9/11/2021 UNLV 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 22 90 4.1 2 14 5 41 8.2 0 17
9/18/2021 @ BYU 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 15 71 4.7 1 14 9 65 7.2 0 18
9/25/2021 Colo 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 11 37 3.4 1 11 5 70 14.0 1 30
10/2/2021 @ UCLA 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 9 69 7.7 2 49 3 38 12.7 0 19
10/8/2021 Stan 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 13 96 7.4 1 29 1 1 1.0 0 1
10/16/2021 @ Utah 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 9 56 6.2 0 15 3 25 8.3 0 12
11/6/2021 USC 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 28 202 7.2 3 50 2 35 17.5 0 26
11/13/2021 @ Wash 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 32 184 5.8 2 27 5 53 10.6 0 18
11/20/2021 @ OreSt 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 15 39 2.6 0 7 6 86 14.3 0 34
11/27/2021 Ari 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 21 98 4.7 1 11 3 31 10.3 0 27