2022 NFL Draft Scouting Report: Zamir White

  • Zamir White, 6-1/226

  • Running Back

  • Georgia

  • Zamir White Scouting Report
    By Charlie Campbell

  • Good build and size
  • True power back
  • Keeps legs going after contact
  • Consistently breaks tackles
  • Finishes runs well
  • Burst to the hole
  • Drags tacklers
  • Decisive runner
  • Doesn’t dance in the backfield
  • Zero hesitation to pound the ball into the defense
  • Has a nose for the end zone
  • Wears down defenses
  • Runs well in the second half
  • Capable of controlling games
  • Durable
  • Very little wear-and-tear from college
  • Ready to contribute immediately
  • Good fit for a zone-blocking system
  • Good knee bend
  • Runs behind his pads
  • Upside

  • Weaknesses:
  • Good speed, but not elite
  • Will need development as a receiver
  • Not very elusive
  • Will have to learn NFL blitz protection

  • Summary: Georgia has produced a lot of excellent running backs for the NFL over the last decade, and White will continue the tradition set by the likes of Todd Gurley, Nick Chubb, Sony Michel and D’Andre Swift. With the other talent in Georgia’s backfield, White split carries, but he impressed in his opportunities. In 2020, White averaged 5.4 yards per carry for 779 yards and 11 touchdowns. In 2021, White averaged 5.3 yards per carry for 856 yards and 11 touchdowns. He also caught nine passes for 75 yards in 2021.

    As a runner, White is a load. He is a true power back who runs over defenders and constantly runs through tackles. With his power and strength, White earned the nickname of Zeus in college, and he is a very physical back. White constantly breaks tackles, and he does a fantastic job of keeping his legs churning after contact. While he is a decisive runner who charges downfield and is not one to dance in the backfield. White shows zero hestitation to stick his nose into a scrum and power through the defense to generate positive yardage. His power allows him to finish runs well, and he consistently drags tacklers behind him.

    White shows a real burst to hit the hole and acceleration to get downfield. He has good balance and patience that allows him to flow to the line before darting downfield. White will power through arm tackles, and his legs don’t go dead on contact. With his burst and strength to run through contact, White is a dangerous threat to break runs into the second level. While White is a tall running back, he has a nice knee bend and runs behind his pads.

    White will need some work as a receiver for the next level because the Georgia offense did not throw him the ball much. He flashed the ability to contribute as a receiver, but he will need development in route-running along with blitz protection.

    In the 2022 NFL Draft, Whitee will probably end up going in the second round. There is a chance he could sneak into the first round, or slip to the third round, but he most likely he will be a second-round pick. White could be a good three-down starter early in his NFL career.

    Player Comparison: Joe Mixon. In terms of running style, White reminds me of Mixon (6-1, 227). They are virtually identical in size with a combination of size, athleticism, quickness, strength and height. Mixon showed more receiving ability than White in college. Mixon mat be a bit faster as a runner, but White is a more powerful and physical.


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