NAME: Devin White
JERSEY: No. 40
RECRUITMENT RATING: 4-star
WT: 240 lbs
PROS: Legit range and long speed. Covers a lot of ground in pursuit and closes quickly on ball carriers on the perimeter. Movement skills to be ideal in coverage. Physical tackler who arrives with a vengeance. Ability to weave around traffic in pursuit without losing speed. Adept blitzer who won’t sit on blocks, works to the edge of the blockers and twists his body to get through slivers of space. Wraps up pretty well outside his frame. Typically takes good angles to the football. If the flashes become more consistent, he has the ability to make plays behind the line of scrimmage.
CONS: Mental processing is all over the place. Doesn’t trust his keys and will fly around chasing backfield motion and fakes. Delayed decisions cause him to get caught at the second level consistently. Can’t get off blocks against anyone. Auburn tight ends whooped him and even a wide receiver clamped him up once. Instincts are subpar and he’s not Roquan Smith-explosive as an athlete, hampering his ability to make up for uncertain reads and false steps. Wish he played with the same aggressiveness every snap.