All-Pro DB Patrick Peterson says Tre White could be in next generation of top corners
By: Nick Wojton
The Buffalo Bills certainly had a strong 2017 NFL Draft, highlighted by cornerback Tre’Davious White. Buffalo traded back from the 10th pick to 27th with Kansas City and landed White with an additional first-round pick in 2018.
However, the accolades have been hit or miss for White. Pro Football Focus named White their 2017 Rookie of the Year. The NFL and Associated Press did not, nor did White make the Pro Bowl.
He might be biased, but All-Pro cornerback Patrick Peterson from the Arizona Cardinals took a stance aligned with PFF.
Peterson and White both went to LSU. The Cardinal was selected fifth-overall in the 2011 draft while White’s college career spanned from 2013 until 2016. Still, the “DB U” (defensive back university) duo are tight.
In a recent interview, Peterson had big praise for his fellow Tiger.
“We (LSU) just find them right guys,” Peterson said. ““I don’t know what it is about what draws great defensive backs to LSU, but I’m happy I’m a part of it.”
“Man, I know a ton about Tre’Davious. Obviously, he went to LSU, the best institution in the land. He played well. Him and [Marshon] Lattimore probably had some of the best coming out parties as rookies that I’ve ever seen,” Peterson said. “For those guys to come into a system and be impactful, out of the gate, it’s pretty special. I’m definitely looking forward to seeing him continue to grow in his young career, and hopefully he continues doing the things he needs to do to be that next wave of great DBs.”
White started all 16 regular season games his rookie season. He tallied 69 tackles, 18 passes defended, four interceptions, one forced fumble and two fumble recovers.