Patrick White out to prove he's capable QB - again

NEW YORK (AP) - Patrick White has been playing quarterback since seventh grade and prefers to keep it that way.

The speedy, mobile star from Daphne hopes to hear his name called Saturday when the first two rounds of the NFL draft are held at New York City's Radio City Music Hall.

The later rounds will be held Sunday. At West Virginia, White became the first quarterback to start four bowl victories in college football history.

But he did much of his damage to defenses with his legs and didn't convince NFL scouts he was ready to call signals on Sundays.

He looked like a prime candidate to make the switch to receiver the way other dual-threat college quarterbacks have done in the NFL.

But he impressed scouts with his arm during postseason workouts.

White says he feels like he has opened some eyes and is hoping the team that picks him gives him a chance behind center.

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