04-14-2006, 12:25 PM
Southern California RB LenDale White has been diagnosed with a torn hamstring near his pelvic region after undergoing an MRI earlier this week. White had been expected to be one of the next RBs selected at the 2006 draft after teammate Reggie Bush, the likely #1 player selected this year. White, though, made headlines when he wasn’t able to run at the USC pro day after not participating at the Scouting Combine in February. And since he likely won’t be fully 100% until mid-May it means that White will not have the opportunity to run for NFL scouts prior to the April 29th draft. The interesting question now will be whether the injury further hurts his White’s draft status or in a strange way helps his final grade. Teams looking at White will obviously now be going in a little blind, however, at least White, the one true big back iat the top of the 2006 draft class, now has an excuse for not working out.