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Cornerback prospect preview: Tre'Davious White

You all saw Sunday's train wreck post Jimmy Smith injury. Here is the answer to your prayers.

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When one turns on LSU's defensive tape and looks to the secondary, Tre'Davious White's profile immediately stands out. Listed at 5'11”, 192 lbs, he presents prototypical size and elite length, without the usual ankle tightness found in other lengthy but taller cornerbacks.

What he does best

It is still early and game tape is sure to influence rankings but as for now, Tre'Davious White boasts the quickest feet in the class. His ability to mirror receivers is unparalleled. At his best, he will become a cornerback who is fluid and loose enough to stick with the likes of Odell Beckham and Antonio Brown. His feet allow him to play various techniques on top of being an elite man-to-man corner. He is able to bail into cover three zones and quick enough to recover when shading to the outside.

Where he needs to improve

In the past, White has struggled with receivers like Laquon Treadwell and De'Runnya Wilson. He has been knocked for not being physical enough at the catch point, which has caused him to struggle against bigger bodied wideouts. We know he boasts the length to match bigger receivers. Wether his struggles stem from a simple lack of weight room strength or lack of “want to” is still unknown.

Where to watch him

Against Alabama. Its always Alabama. Calvin Ridley and ArDarius Stewart will be in the the Bayou on November 5th. If White matches up well with the crafty Ridley and the speedster Stewart, his stock could see a rise.

Fit with the Ravens

White would present the perfect compliment to Jimmy Smith’s physicality. While his ball skills are not outstanding they are good enough for him to be trusted to play cover 1 and bail technique on an island. He also offers tremendous value as a punt returner, something the Ravens have lacked since Jacoby Jones' 2012 season.