The first step in Tre’Davious White’s NFL journey hit a bit of a snag.
One of the most accomplished cornerbacks in LSU football history, White is going to miss the 2017 Senior Bowl Saturday with an ankle injury that he sustained during practice Wednesday, NFL.com’s Chas Goodbread reports.
LSU CB Tre'Davious White out for #seniorBowl (injury).
— Chase Goodbread (@ChaseGoodbread) January 26, 2017
White was a finalist for the 2016 Thorpe Award, the trophy given out to the best cornerback in college football. White intercepted two passes and defensed an FBS-leading 14 passes, making 35 tackles and 0.5 sacks in 2016.
White finished his LSU football career with six interceptions, 34 passes defensed and four total touchdowns, three of which as a punt returner.
ESPN’s Todd McShay ranks White as the No. 5 cornerback in this year’s NFL Draft, behind Florida corners Teez Tabor and Quincy Wilson, as well as Ohio State’s Marshon Lattimore and Washington’s Sidney Jones.
The Senior Bowl will be held this Saturday from Mobile, Ala. The game is set to be broadcast on the NFL Network. Despite White’s absence, former LSU football players Duke Riley, Travin Dural and Ethan Pocic are all expected to represent the Tigers.