Will LSU cornerback Tre’Davious White follow the LSU trend in the 2017 NFL Draft and sneak into Round 1?
Ever since Les Miles, the former LSU head coach who was fired on September 25th after being the head coach for 12 seasons, arrived in 2005; Louisiana State has sent 13 defensive backs through the NFL draft. Most notably, guys like Patrick Peterson and Tyrann Mathieu have become All-Pros in the NFL which lives up to what people call LSU, “DBU” or “Defensive back University” due to the amount of talent they have sent to the NFL at the secondary positions according to some.
Miles’ latest group of defensive backs headed into the NFL Draft include highly-touted safety Jamal Adams, who is considered a top 10 pick at safety, and Tre’Davious White, an experienced and highly decorated cornerback that has improved throughout his many starts in his four years at LSU.
White ended his four-year career with six interceptions and 34 pass deflections, including 14 breakups in 2016. He was also a very dangerous punt returner, returning three for touchdowns.
White was one of the best cover corners in 2016, allowing only 41.7 percent of his targets for completions and was the best in the college football with a 90.5 overall grade according to Pro Football Focus. Will his improvement as a cover corner as a four-year starter and seemingly enhanced play in 2016 boost his draft stock and override his unimpressive play from 2013-2015?