The Buffalo Bills selected streaky corner Tre’Davious White Thursday evening with the 27th overall pick after trading down to the Kansas City Chiefs’s original slot from the 10th pick.
White, an LSU product, should fit nicely in Coach Sean McDermott’s defense. The corner’s ability to play in man, zone and other various schemes will impress the rookie head coach. McDermott made his money deploying man-to-man setups during his time as Carolina’s defensive coordinator.
McDermott also utilized complex zone schemes while with the Panthers.
White’s major knock involves a lack of physical play. The 5-11 rookie is only 176 lbs, after all.
Reports indicate White’s life off-the-field is also strong, a great sign for the man who will likely compete for the starting corner spot left vacant with Stephon Gilmore’s departure to New England.
Buffalo also received a 2017 third-round pick from the Chiefs along with a critical 2018 first-round pick.
The Bills are desperately seeking receiver Robert Woods’s replacement as the No. 2 target. General Manager Doug Whaley should select a receiver with the team’s second-round pick.
Buffalo’s other needs include outside linebacker, defensive end and quarterback. The latter necessity could become important with the uncertainty with both quarterbacks Tyrod Taylor and Cardale Jones. Ex-Bills 3rd-stringer E.J. Manuel signed with the Oakland Raiders this offseason.
The Bills’ AFC East foes (minus New England) each made a selection. Miami selected outside linebacker Charles Harris from Missouri at 22nd overall while the Jets took White’s LSU teammate, safety Jamal Adams, with the sixth overall pick.
Buffalo will have a second-round pick Friday evening along with two third-round selections. WNYNewsNow will continue its draft analysis throughout the weekend.