Scouting the NFL Draft: Tre'Davious White

The Giants Beat takes a look at a shutdown corner who could help Big Blue.

Cornerback Tre'Davious White of LSU may not be on team’s first round radar as much as Marshon Lattimore or Marlon Humphrey, but don’t sleep on him.

The 5’11”, 192-pound Tiger consistently showed improvement during his time at LSU. The Louisiana native won the starting position as a young, true freshman after only three games of college ball. White went on to total 55 tackles and two interceptions in his first season.

White played for LSU all four years, totaling 167 tackles, 1.5 sacks, and six interceptions. On special teams, White finished with 688 return yards on 69 punts, even scoring three times. White was invited to the 2017 Senior Bowl, however he missed the game due to an ankle injury suffered earlier in the week.

White was applauded during his time at LSU for his ability and talent, receiving SEC All-Freshman Team, First-Team All-America, and First-Team All-SEC honors.

At the combine, White showed off his speed and agility to scouts. The cornerback ran a 4.47 second 40-yard dash, benched 16 reps of 225 pounds, and completed his 3-cone drill in 6.90 seconds. He has remarkable footwork and pays close attention to detail, especially when reading coverage. White uses his speed and fluidity to prevent separation from receivers and tacklers when returning punts. Not only can he run, White is a physical player who is willing to run up the middle and tackle.

Scouts seem to be mainly concerned with White’s size. At just under 6 foot, receivers would be able to reach over him to make big plays. However, with his quickness and force, White has the potential to be a late first round draft pick.

The Giants have a solid chance to make the playoffs next season. Adding a key player like White with their 23rd pick definitely could increase their chances of making it into the post season.

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