Tre’Davious White – CB
The Minnesota Vikings were once very deep at corner and it wasn’t even that long ago. Even going back to the NFL Draft last April, adding a corner early seemed like a ridiculous thing for the Vikings to do.
They waited until round seven and eventually took Texas Longhorn Kris Boyd and even that seemed to be a pick just to satisfy cornerback whisperer Mike Zimmer. Things have certainly changed in a short time.
Boyd just made his preseason debut and things went very rough, to put it nicely. The situation was so bad the Vikings went out and signed street free agent Bene Benwikere to add depth to this unit.
The Bills have a good one on their team who the Vikings could sure use right now and his name is Tre’Davious White.
White was a first-round pick of the Bills in 2017. He’s been very productive so far in his young career with 123 tackles, 26 pass breakups, and six interceptions.
He is only 5-foot-11 and 192 pounds and he is usually physically outmatched against the receiver he’s covering. That doesn’t seem to matter though, as he wins more times than not, with good technique and his physical nature. He uses that physicality well when playing the run. He’s an exceptional tackler and isn’t one bit afraid to put a big lick on a ball carrier.
It’s doubtful he’d supplant either Rhodes or Waynes as a starter but he could push for Mackensie Alexander‘s nickel spot. No matter the role he’d have on this team, his presence would greatly improve the overall depth of this depleted unit.
His game would also improve under the guidance of Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer and 2019 could be his best season yet if he was part of the Purple.