The Toronto Argonauts have added Myles White to their practice roster, but what sort of impact should fans expect from the wide receiver?
However, what do we know about White? More to the point, what kind of impact can Argos fans expect from him.
In theory, anyone with NFL experience should bring something to an organization. In reality though, not much should be anticipated from the 28-year-old, at least based on his professional career up to this point.
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White had a decent enough career in college with Louisiana Tech, after transferring from Michigan State. He totaled 86 receptions, 1,132 receiving yards and nine touchdowns in two years of action.
However, the Tacoma, Washington native’s scouting report had him projected as no better than a sixth round pick. In the end, he went undrafted in 2013.
In fairness to White, his mental fortitude shone through, as he fought to find a place in the NFL. In the end he signed for the Green Bay Packers and played in seven games over two seasons, registering nine receptions and 66 yards.
After being released by the Packers, the wide receiver spent 2015 with the New York Giants. During that time he appeared in 12 games, making seven catches for 88 yards, along with his first NFL touchdown.
However, since being waived by the Giants in August 2016, White has been somewhat of a journeyman. He spent time with the New York Jets and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, but was unable to see any more regular season action in the NFL.
This led to White deciding to try his luck North of the Border, to get his career back on track. And now, after a spell with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, he finds himself in Southern Ontario.
As we wrote earlier, not much should be expected from White. However, this doesn’t mean he can’t (won’t) prove us wrong, as the man does have talent which could prove beneficial to the Argonauts.
"White has pretty good speed and has developed pretty good route-running skills in his two years in the Packers’ organization…He also showed good hands throughout practices and the preseason.To sum up, White is pretty good at a lot of things, but exceptional at none. He can contribute both inside and outside…It’s unlikely he’ll be a game-breaker, but he’s a good option to bring in as a depth and special teams piece."
Overall, it will be intriguing to see how White performs for the Argonauts, if and when he gets the chance on the field. We wish him all the best and will have absolutely no issue if he proves us wrong.
As an interesting related note, White’s twin brother Mitchell won the Grey Cup with the Argos last season. The 2016 CFL East All-Star now plays for the Montreal Alouettes.
Are you familiar at all with White? If so, what sort of production are you predicting for him with the Toronto Argonauts? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.