BATON ROUGE, La. — Former LSU cornerback Tre’Davious White is feeling very good about his chances after his pro day performance on Wednesday.
Very, very good.
“I’ve got the best feet in the draft,” White said in an exclusive interview with SEC Country. “I was able to showcase that. My quick twitch.”
White demonstrated those skills during the position drill portion of the pro day program, which gives a more accurate glimpse of a football player in his element than a 40-yard dash or cone drill.
“I know how to get in there on my breaks,” White said. “It’s all about football. They want to see how you move in position drills. I felt I did a great job.”
Indeed, things went so well that White feels confident in his belief that he should be the first cornerback selected in this year’s draft class.
“I feel like I’m the best one,” White said.
NFL.com rates White as the No. 3 corner prospect behind Ohio State’s Marcus Lattimore and Alabama’s Marlon Humphrey. But like a lawyer, White has a defense prepared for that analysis. He touts his ability to play anywhere on the field as the thing that sets him apart.
“No corner in this draft has been asked to shadow the No. 1 receiver for the last two years. No corner has been able to play at a high level inside and outside in the same game,” White said. “I think with my versatility and my complete game, I’m the best corner in the draft.”
A Shreveport native, white was projected as a second-round pick in the 2016 draft. He returned for his senior season in part to improve his stock while also completing his degree.
“That’s a dream. I want to be a first-rounder. That’s why I play this game for,” White said. “I want to be one of the best. The best people, they feel, go in the first round. And I feel like I’m the best corner in the draft, so I should be the first corner off the board.”
If that spot happens to be to the New Orleans Saints at No. 11, he’ll be especially pleased.
“Let’s hope they get me,” he said. “That’s the beauty of it though. You don’t have any control over it. You just have to embrace it and where you may go.
“You never know how the draft goes. People trade up and trade down. You can never get your hopes up.”
White said he plans pre-draft visits with six teams. The first was with Dallas on Thursday morning. The Cowboys have the 28th pick in the first round.