Buffalo Bills: Re-grading each pick from the 2017 NFL Draft

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PITTSBURGH, PA – DECEMBER 15: Tre’Davious White #27 of the Buffalo Bills in action during the game against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Heinz Field on December 15, 2019 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images)

Tre’Davous White

With their first-round selection in the 2017 NFL Draft, the Buffalo Bills seleted Tre’Davious White from LSU a.k.a “DB U”.

During White’s time at LSU, the Shreveport, LA native appeared in 48 games for the Tigers, recording 167 total tackles and six interactions during his four-year career.

White was selected to bolster the Bills defense, who sat 16th in the NFL in points allowed with 378 points allowed on the season, good for 23.6 per game. The Bills did not have many play-making corners and safeties that year aside from now New England Patriot Stephon Gilmore, who recorded five interceptions during the 2016 season.

During his first year with the Bills, White appeared in all 16 games, recording 69 tackles, three for a loss, four interceptions for 89 yards and a touchdown, earning him a 2017 NFL All-Rookie Team nod.

Since joining the Bills, White has been a staple of the Bills secondary. Taking on opponent’s highest-profile receiver week-after-week, White’s efforts have made his name become circulated in the ‘best corner in the league’ conversation.

His best season in the blue and red came just last year during the 2019 season where he was tied for first in the NFL in interceptions with six and second in the NFL In passes defended with 23. This earned him his first Pro Bowl appearance alongside a first-team All-Pro nod.

In now 47 games played with the Bills, White has recorded 181 combined tackles and 12 interceptions.

Grade: A+

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