How do those who cover LSU football view Bills cornerback Tre’Davious White?
(I’ve found it’s always a good practice to get perspective on a player from someone who covered that player during his time in college.)
I reached out to Billy Gomila from And The Valley Shook, of SB Nation’s awesomely named LSU Tigers blog, and here’s what he wrote about the rookie defensive back:
“Tre'Davious White was a four-year starter for LSU. He got on the field just a few games into his true freshman season, and over those next four years he was as consistent as any player could be both on the field and off. He was a fantastic representative of the program, a strong student and a remarkably steady cornerback. He wasn't as flashy as players like Patrick Peterson, Morris Claiborne or Tyrann Mathieu, and he kind of suffered in comparison to them. But that's far from a knock on his play. He's not as physical as you'd like, but he mirrors incredibly well, has quick feet and loose hips and rarely lets a player by him.
If there's a hole in his game, it's that he could occasionally get caught peaking and let a player get away from him. And as a punt returner, he had really bad judgment and questionable hands -- although he was explosive when he did catch the ball. I don't know that he'll be a superstar, or even a No. 1 corner in the league, but I could see him being a very good No. 2 corner for a very long time. He could also play some nickel or maybe even move to safety. The Bills got a very good player.”