2016 NFL Draft: early look at LSU’s Tre’Davious White


LSU’s Tre’Davious White is an emerging cornerback prospect who is coming off an up-and-down performance against Mississippi State’s De’Runnya Wilson. White really battled in that matchup and showed why he’s rated as one of the better cornerbacks in the 2016 NFL Draft class.

He is a big-bodied corner who isn’t afraid to play a physical brand of football. The game against Wilson was a great example of his toughness because Wilson is a brute of a wide out. One key is that White is able to play through contact without drawing a penalty flag.

This clip shows White ball fighting with Wilson in the end zone where he gets his head around, battles through contact and breaks up the pass:

White is an excellent man coverage corner in part thanks to his size and because of his ability to flip his hips. He’s a fluid athlete who’s capable of changing direction and quickly getting his head and body turned back to the football.

This clip shows White’s fluidity:

Cornerbacks with White’s combination of size, athletic and toughness are sought by NFL teams. These are the skills evaluators look for when trying to identify potential shutdown cornerbacks. White’s play against Wilson is a good measuring point for what White will face in the NFL.

It’s not out of the question for White to really shoot up draft boards and work his way into the mid 1st round range.

Current Draft Position: 1st Round