Saturday, April 15, 2017

2017 NFL Draft Profile: Tre'Davious White

Tre'Davious White, LSU (Cornerback)
5-11, 192
A four year player at LSU, White was a freshman All-SEC pick, and was also a first team All-American and SEC pick as a senior.
As a freshman, White finished with 55 tackles, 2.5 TFLs, seven PBUs, a forced fumble, and two INTs.
As a sophomore, he finished with 33 tackles, three TFLs, one sack, six PBUs, one QB hurry, and two INTs. He added a punt return line of 25-273-1, and averaged 10.92 yards per return.
As a junior, he finished with 44 tackles, 1.5 TFLs, and seven PBUs. He also added a punt return line of 20-229-1, with an average of 11.45 yards per return.
As a senior, he finished with 35 tackles, four TFLs, 14 PBUs, two INTs, and one fumble recovery.
The Good
Excellent coverage ability as a slot guy.
Footwork is a major plus.
Excellent press work, stays with the receiver off of the snap.
Very good recovery speed.
Understands the receiver route tree, and does his homework. Knows when to jump the route.
Works well in traffic, doesn't get lost often.
Always on the top receiver from the opposition.
Will gut up against the run.
Solid character guy, was a team captain.
Will work on special teams, and is a plus punt return man, and works on coverage as a gunner as well.
The Bad
Plays with more finesse than power.
Lacks quality size, and gets muscled out by bigger receivers.
Will get to the tackle if it comes to him, but does not seek it out.
Not a terrific ball hawk, and really did not get great at pass breakups until his final season.
Plays best when he can play over the receiver, but not great on verticals.
Can be seen as being soft by some scouts.
Final Overview
When in man coverage, he is at his best, but he doesn't do a ton in zone coverage because of his lack of aggression when it comes to making tackles. he is not a ton of use for a team that implements zone packages. Where he earns his money is on man cover packages and on special teams, where he has more than proven his worth as a premier punt return man. All in all, he was considered a first round pick by some, but he falls more into the range of late second round for me based on his lack of overall aggression in the field.

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