Devin White, ILB-OLB, Louisiana State #40

6002, 240, 4.64

Notes: From Springhill, LA. Owns horses at his family’s farm in Cotton Valley, LA, and also a Tennessee Walker named Daisy Mae that is stabled near the LSU campus. His first horse purchase is named Ricky Bobby. Played in all 12 games as a true freshman, had 30 tackles, 3 TFL, 1 sack, 1 FF and 1 FR, with another 10 tackles on special teams, in 2016. Started all 13 games, was named a team captain, posted 133 tackles, 14 TFL, 4.5 sacks, 3 PBU, 1 INT (for 3 yards) and 1 FR in 2017. Was named SEC Defensive Play of the Week four times in 2017. Majoring in sports administration and is expected to earn his degree in 2018.

Positives: Great leader on and off the field. Fine athlete. Absolutely cut physique. Has a knack for finding the action. Always around the ball. Rare acceleration to the ball. Always moving downhill. Explosive blitzer. Very active and aggressive. Very strong and physical. Quick feet. Can mirror running backs sideline-to-sideline. Good ball skills.

Negatives: Shorter than you’d like for the position. Still learning the nuances of pass defense.

Summary: First-round talent and potential early draft pick.

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