Could CB Tre’Davious White Replace His LSU Brethren In Dallas?

The last time the Dallas Cowboys drafted a cornerback from LSU, they had to trade up to the sixth overall pick to do so. If the ‘boys covet a certain LSU corner this time around, they will be able to stand pat and wait at 28.

That player is Tre’Davious White.

At 5’11 192 pounds, White falls just below the threshold which the Cowboys normally use when selecting their cornerbacks. However, White’s height is exactly identical to their other LSU corner, Morris Claiborne.

Maybe, the Cowboys will like White’s game enough to pull that trigger, regardless of his smaller frame.

Over at Slant Sports I wrote up a scouting report on Tre White, and came away giving him a second round grade. He joins the large group of second round-graded corners in this year’s NFL Draft, a list which includes UCLA’s Fabian Moreau and Alabama’s Marlon Humphrey.

While I did not give a first round grade, White will still prove to be a valued player at the end of round one. His athleticism, speed, and fluidity of motion all flash on film, and make him a very interesting prospect.

White ran a 4.47 40 yard dash at this year’s combine, and tested well overall. He has loose hips, quick feet, and blankets receivers all the way down the field. At times, it looks as if he knows exactly what play the offense has called.

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Tre White also impressed me with his ball skills. Coming away with two interceptions in 2016 and multiple pass deflections, White always knew just how to play the ball in the air, and did a good job of disrupting the receiver at the catch point.

White is a very instinct-full cornerback, and a smart player who uses this to his advantage. An experienced player, White uses some “veteran” tactics in coverage and understands how to disrupt the receiver at the catch-point.

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Tre’Davious White continuously used his athleticism and instincts to his advantage. He showed the ability to drive on the ball at times, and when combining this with his ball skills, led to some key pass breakups.

While he tends to struggle with some bigger receivers, White should be fine playing on the outside at the next level. He is not listed in my top five conerbacks at this point, and he would not be my first choice at 28, however.

Instead, I would like to look towards UCLA’s Fabian Moreau or Florida’s Teez Tabor. If Dallas did decide to go with White in round one, I would certainly not contest them.

Regardless, I am starting to come around on the idea of going defensive back in round one, and then searching for that EDGE rusher on day two.

What do you think?

Kevin Brady

Written by Kevin Brady

Die-hard Cowboys fan from the Northeast, so you know I am here to defend the 'boys whenever necessary. Began writing for a WordPress Cowboys Blog, and have been with ITS since 2016.


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