News: Georgia’s leading rusher Zamir White declares for the NFL draft. Via Instagram: pic.twitter.com/IFHNxahxlC— Seth Emerson (@SethWEmerson) January 14, 2022
White was a big factor this season for the Bulldogs, rushing for 856 yards and 11 touchdowns. He split backfield duties with James Cook and a handful of other change-of-pace players, so his numbers might be lower than some other high-profile running backs. White had 84 yards and a touchdown on 13 carries in the championship game against the Alabama Crimson Tide, which Georgia won 33-18.
At 6-0 and 215 pounds, White has a good mix of physicality and quickness. He should get some immediate looks as a secondary running back on most NFL teams. He projects as a third-round pick according to most draft sites, although he’ll have a chance to raise that grade with the pre-draft process. If White can continue to improve his speed, he could potentially sneak into the middle of the second round.