Jay Cutler makes dinner reservations for Kevin White

Jay Cutler made sure Kevin White ate well by securing dinner reservations for the Bears' draft pick. AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast

LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- Give Jay Cutler credit for making a good first impression.

In the hours before the second and third rounds of the NFL draft, Cutler crossed paths with Chicago Bears first-round pick Kevin White, who visited Halas Hall to meet teammates and coaches.

Cutler volunteered to secure dinner reservations for the wide receiver and his family Friday night in Chicago. White gladly accepted the goodwill gesture, and later told reporters the story.

"He’s a cool guy, laid back," White said of Cutler. "He’s a man of the city who said if I needed anything I should let him know. I’m going to dinner tonight with the family, and he kind of set that up."

The specific establishment Cutler recommended is unknown.

"[I don’t know]... some fancy nice dinner, I guess," White said.

It’s no surprise Cutler wants to ingratiate himself to White. The 6-foot-3, 215 pound wideout, who caught 109 balls for 1,447 yards and 10 touchdowns last season at West Virginia, has the ability to be a major weapon in the passing game.

White sensed Cutler’s enthusiasm during their brief conversation.

"I think he was very excited," White said. "He was calm, as well, but I could tell he was [eager to get going]. I think we’ll do some pretty good things."