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As The Draft Draws Near, Tre'Davious White Is Out To Answer Any Question Marks Of His Game


During the pre-draft workouts, LSU cornerback Tre'Davious White set out to prove to talent evaluators that he has few questions marks in his game.

As a true freshman, it took only three games for Tre'Davious White to become a full-time starter for LSU's defense in the highly-competitive SEC. Since then, White has been known as a one of the best cornerbacks in the country.

White finished his LSU career with 167 tackles, 34 passes defensed and six interceptions. As a senior, the Shreveport La., native took home All-American and All-SEC honors following the best season of his collegiate career where he tallied 14 passes defensed along with two interceptions and a defensive touchdown.

White continued to play at the top of his game even with a head coaching change in 2016, something he was used to after working with multiple defensive coordinators while in Baton Rouge.

White thinks the constant change helped him prepare for the NFL's coaching carousel, though, as he'll likely be working with multiple coaching staffs during what he hopes is a lengthy professional career. 

"It was a test," White said at the 2017 NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis. "That's probably how the NFL is. Coaches come and go. It's all about how you respond to adversity. I responded well. I was able to play great for all three guys."

Recently, LSU has dispatched numerous talented defensive backs to the NFL and this year looks no different. White praised the defensive culture at LSU; something he thinks sets them apart when providing the NFL with talent.

"It's a standard we have, older guys coming back looking after the younger guys that's playing right now," he said. "We hold each guy to that standard so those guys know what to expect once they get to LSU. They're expected to play on an island. If they can't play on that island they're probably not going to want you."

As good as White's coverage skills are, scouts and draft experts are not thrilled with his physicality in run support. The 5-foot-11, 192 pound cornerback recognizes the area as something he can improve on entering the NFL.

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"A lot of guys have their question, have a lot of things to work on," he said. "It's be firm. I know tackling is an attitude. I bring that attitude. It's definitely something I'm going to keep working on in the future."

But as the pre-draft process continues, White is out to answer the doubts of his game.    

"I don't want to leave no question marks, that I can pretty much do it all," White said. "I can play inside, outside at a high level. I play a game at the end of my junior year at safety, so I have pretty much a high football IQ, how to play all three positions in the defensive backfield at a high level."

There are not many assignments tougher than being a cornerback in the NFL. Cornerbacks seem to receive most of the blame in their respective unit. The successful cornerbacks are those who don't let a bad play keep them down which is something that White learned being a four-year starter.   

"I have a great mindset,"White said. "The way I approach things just knowing the position I play is all about short term memory. I have that. You're going to get beat. But I'm going to win more than I lose."

Cornerbacks are also known as one of the most vocal players on the field, but White would rather let his skill do the talking once he steps into an NFL field.

"I'm really not a talker," White said. "I'd rather let my play do it."

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