Round 1 (14): Tre’Davious White, CB, LSU
With their first round pick I have the Eagles picking Tre’Davious White. The Eagles need a corner and although he’s not the biggest or the fastest corner in this draft class, in my book he’s the second-best corner available. Stats normally don’t mean much to me, but for a corner I like to see a high number of pass break-ups and in one year he had 14. That shows me the he can track the ball in the air and make a play on it. Even if it doesn’t turn into an interception, it’s better than the receiver catching the ball for yardage.
Overview via NFL.com:
"Playing defensive back at LSU is typically a stepping stone to the pros, and White’s talents should help continue that trend in the 2017 NFL Draft. He was a top five cornerback prospect nationally from Shreveport when entering the 2013 season, and stepped into the starting lineup in week three of his freshman year despite the available talent on the Tigers’ depth chart. He finished his rookie year as a SEC All-Freshman team member, recording 55 tackles, 2.5 for loss, two interceptions and a team-high seven pass breakups. White kept that starting job with 33 tackles, three for loss, two picks, and six pass breakups in 2015. He was a first-team Walter Camp All-American and All-SEC selection last year (34 tackles, two INT, team-high 14 PBU — ranked eighth in the FBS)."