2011 NFL Draft Results: Bills Select ILB Chris White

With the No. 169 overall pick (sixth round) in the 2011 NFL Draft, the Buffalo Bills have selected Mississippi State inside linebacker Chris White.

Just like the Bills' third-round pick, Kelvin Sheppard, White was coached up by Chan Gailey, George Edwards and company at the 2011 Senior Bowl. A 6'3", 240-pound thumper at inside linebacker, White is an impressive straight-line athlete (4.68-second speed) that, also like Sheppard, has a chance to compete for playing time right away.

You're not going to find many explosive athletes at linebacker in the sixth round, and White certainly isn't that type of linebacker. White is a hitter, however. He's another smart, tough player that fits the identity that the Bills have clearly been trying to bring in with this draft class. A JUCO transfer and two-year starter in the SEC, White finished his Bulldogs career with 185 tackles, 19.5 tackles for loss, 6.5 sacks and two interceptions.

Naturally, as a day three pick, White also has the right temperament and ability to play on special teams. At minimum, he's quality depth, but given the dearth of talent inside, he's also got a chance to emerge as a two-down starter - though he profiles best as a quality reserve.

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