Devin White

LB, LSU

  • Conf SEC
  • Jersey #40
  • Class Junior
  • HT 6'0"
  • DOB 02/17/1998
  • WT 240 lbs
ANALYST'S REPORTS

Marino

Crabbs

    Coverage - Glides through space and has the burst to rapidly work into throwing lanes if he can read the quarterback and respond quickly enough. Has the movement skills to carry running backs and tight ends into space. Doesn't feature a natural feel for coverage spacing or anticipate routes effectively. Physical ability is present but the mental side needs work.

    Tackling - Urgent and aggressive pursuer of the football but it can work against him. Has issues coming to balance and squaring up the ball carrier. Is guilty of going for a big hit and failing to wrap up. Hitting power is outstanding but he isn't square or under control enough. Peaks are really exciting but he must become more consistent.

    Blocks - Often plays through a straw and gets hung up in traffic. Has impressive flashes of scraping over the top/undercutting blocks but can also be swallowed up. Needs to be more consistently aggressive with his hands when taking on blocks to stack and shed. Slow processing skills exacerbate his deficiencies.

    Physicality - Aggressive player who isn't afraid to lay the wood. Can be a violent finisher and pursues the football with bad intentions. Is only only over-matched when he fails to be aware of pending contact which unfortunately happens too often.

    Motor - Is a high-urgency football player that will stick his face in a fan and like it. Is a tone-setting presence on the second level. Works hard in pursuit and chases plays down from distance regularly. Developing more technique for defeating blocks will help him take advantage of his hot motor. Not immune to an occasional lackadaisical rep.

    Processing - Made strides in 2018 compared to 2017 but he is still a work in progress. Tape features a mixed bag of slow reads, incorrect reads and some confident/correct reads. Route anticipation and zone awareness need improvement. Easily manipulated by play fakes and keeps the door open for cut back opportunities.

    Range - Can make plays from sideline to sideline. Explosive mover with a spring in his step. Fluid with excellent burst that can fill windows and cover ground in a hurry. Features the ideal physical skill set to counter today's space and pace NFL offenses.

    Flexibility - Changes directions and turns corners with ease. Extremely loose in his hips and ankles. Is often used as a blitzer and easily works to the edges of blocks and corners. Fluid with his transitions and glides through space when sinking in coverage. Lateral mobility is impressive.

    Versatility - Built like a 4-3 MIKE linebacker but doesn't have the processing skills or consistency playing downhill to be reliable at this point in his development. His best course to seeing the field early in his career comes as a pursuit-style WILL in a 4-3. Has all the physical ability needed to be an ever down playmaker in the NFL.




    BEST TRAIT - Range

    WORST TRAIT - Processing

    RED FLAGS - None

    White has all the physical attributes to be a dynamic playmaker at the next level. His burst, play strength, size and aggressive mentality are exciting traits but he does need more work on the mental side of the game to make an impact. While strides were made when comparing his 2017 film to 2018, there are still too many processing errors that take him out of plays. In addition, White is inconsistent sifting through traffic and with his technique for taking on blocks. If he can become a better processor with better spatial awareness, White can be an every down star in the NFL.