The wait was finally over for Keion White at the NFL Draft, but he did not appear to be happy about the team that selected him.
The standout Georgia Tech edge rusher was selected in the second round by the Patriots on Friday night. White was one of 17 players invited to Kansas City by the NFL for Thursday’s first round, but he wound up being among four prospects left waiting in the green room at the end of the evening.
When the Pats selected White in the draft, White’s expression on ESPN’s cameras was less that of a guy who had just realized his ambitions and becomes an instant millionaire and more like a little child who had been instructed to take out the garbage before starting his schoolwork.
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The former Georgia Tech edge rusher tried to explain his interesting reaction.
“I don’t know if y’all seen on TV, but I’m a pretty chill person,” White said per CBS. “So I’m not very like explosive in excitement in any form. So I’ve just kind of been taking it in and I haven’t even talked to my family, to be honest. I’ve just kind of taken it all in and handled it myself for sure.”
His face did not show it, but White did say he was surprised he was selected by New England.
“I didn’t have any contact with the Patriots. So it was a surprise to me,” White said. “I feel like our personalities mix well, though. So I feel like it’s a really good fit.”
White now gets to ply his trade for one of football’s greatest coaches, Bill Belichick, who’s also well known for his lack of expression.
They can now be expressionless together.
White said he’s looking forward to getting to work with his new team.
“I’m a very big business person. So I’m not too big on the glitz and glamour of football,” White said. “I want to work. I want to win. And I feel like that’s what the Patriots offer. And I feel like that’s where we meet in the middle there.”
White earned third-team All-ACC honors last season after leading the Yellow Jackets with 7 1/2 sacks and 14 tackles for loss. He played two seasons at Georgia Tech after beginning his collegiate career at Old Dominion.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.