When the Buffalo Bills opted to trade away the 10th overall selection in the 2017 NFL Draft to the Kansas City Chiefs for the 27th pick and a 1st-rounder next year, many figured the team was simply building for the future. The Bills grabbed former LSU CB Tre’Davious White at the 27th spot and through four games, it certainly seem like Buffalo got a good one:
Three rookie CBs are currently among the top 20 graded players at the position pic.twitter.com/BvcMTQh9Fb
— Pro Football Focus (@PFF) October 5, 2017
There were 4 other cornerbacks taken ahead of White in this year’s draft, Marshon Lattimore, Marlon Humphrey, Adoree’ Jackson and Gareon Conley. Despite that, White he is outperforming every single one with a Pro Football Focus grade of 88.7. And he surely looks the part thus far, too.
Mixing physicality with timely coverage skills and a nose for the ball, White has been a revelation for a Bills secondary that had question marks all over at the beginning of the year. Take a look at his numbers through the first quarter of the season: 20 tackles, eight passes defended (Tied for 1st in the league), two run stuffs, one interception and one fumble recovery for a touchdown.
Life will get a bit tougher for the rookie CB as the Tampa Bay Buccanears, Oakland Raiders, New Orleans Saints, Kansas City Chiefs and the New England Patriots (twice) still remain on the schedule, but if early indications hold true, Tre’Davious White should be up for the challenge.