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Tre’Davious White Selected 27th overall by the Buffalo Bills

Tre White by Emily Brauner via flickr

NFL

Bills trade back in first-round, drafts LSU defensive back Tre’Davious White

Standout four year LSU defensive back Tre’Davious White cruises into the NFL after an illustrious collegiate career. At 5’11” paired with 192 lbs and 32″ long arms, White is a prototypical cornerback. He was considered one of the top two cornerbacks at his position out of high school in 2013, and ninth overall by 247Sports. He was also tabbed as a four star recruit by ESPN and Scout prior to heading to LSU.

White stepped into the starting lineup just three games into his freshman season. He was quick to make a good first impression. In his first game, White had four tackles, one for a loss, along with a forced fumble. He earned Freshman SEC Honors, finishing the season with 55 tackles, two interceptions and seven pass break ups.

In his second season he started all 13 games at cornerback, while also assuming punt return duties. White helped to lead the LSU Tiger to the number one defense in the country, allowing just 164 passing yards per game. The dynamic corner finished the season with 33 tackles, six pass breakups and a pair of interceptions. He also excelled in the punt return game, averaging 10.9 yards per return. He added a 67-yard return for a touchdown against Kentucky.

Upper Class

White continued to be a force on the outside during his junior year. With seven pass breakups, he led the Tigers defense to another dominant season. In addition, his returning average went up 11.4 yards per return. White also added a 69 yard punt returned for a touchdown at Syracuse.

During his senior campaign, number 18 was dominant on the outside. Quarterbacks targeting him had a completion percentage under 42 percent. Additionally, he led the nation in overall grade at Pro Football Focus with a 90.5. White also registered 14 pass breakups, two interceptions, one of which was returned for a touchdown. Number 18 continued to be a return threat, taking a 60 yard punt to the house against Jacksonville State.

Overview

Tre White earned the number 18 jersey during his tenure at LSU. He held a 3.0 while earning his degree in Sports Administration. White is an island cornerback that has also enjoyed reps from the slot. His quick feet make it easy for him to change direction and mimic receivers. His use on special team offensively and defensively bodes well for him as a well rounded player.