The New York Giants met with various move rushers at the 2019 NFL Incorporate on Saturday, but maybe none had been really as engaged and energetic as LSU linebacker Devin White.
Greatly regarded the very best linebacker prospect in the draft, White could extremely properly slide to the Giants at No. 6 all round, and when they haven’t taken a linebacker in the 1st spherical considering the fact that Carl Banking companies in 1984, no one would bat an eye if White’s title was termed.
Generally confident, White mirrored on his official meeting with the Giants, contacting it business-like and implying he brought the residence down.
“We viewed straight film” White told reporters. “They did not convey to me practically nothing, we viewed straight movie. ‘What had been you accomplishing correct in this article? Oh, that was a very good enjoy. What was this? . . . Explain to me what was likely on. Draw this up.’ It was straight football, strictly business and I know they had been choosing my brain to see was I the linebacker that can go out there and command everybody. Did I know what I was accomplishing at LSU? And I imagine I place on a exhibit for ’em.”
By the way, one of the knocks on White has been his capability to system players, which was highlighted by our pals at Draft Wire in his prospect profile.
The punishing pressure on LSU’s defense, White has all of the applications and the enjoy fashion of a possible Pro Bowl anchor for the following few yrs. White’s not an elite athlete that will takeaway leading restricted conclusion threats in protection, but he is a marvelous operate stopper with great range and ending capability, as properly as a blitzer. On passing downs, he’s very good ample to spy in zone or deal with the flats in guy.
White will require to increase on the mental side of the game by having superior at processing plays. Together with that, he will require to get the job done on shedding blocks extra successfully.
His frame suggests a 4-3 MIKE, but his lack of processing capabilities may possibly advise that he will suit superior as a WILL. Regardless, an NFL staff will slide in love with bodily attributes and playmaking capability, in hopes that he will enhance their defense immensely.
It would have been nice to be a fly on the wall during White’s job interview, but regardless of the pre-draft criticisms, he feels extra than confident that he impressed Giants brass.