LSU's Devin White: Draft Process Has Been "Easy"

From the Combine to Pro Day to the Draft, life can be taxing on NFL prospects – physically and mentally. Devin White hasn’t had that problem

Tiki and Tierney
April 25, 2019 - 10:17 am
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From the Combine to Pro Day to the Draft, life can be taxing on NFL prospects – physically and mentally. LSU linebacker prospect Devin White, however, hasn’t had that problem.

“Man, its been easy,” White said on Tiki & Tierney. “When you love the process, everything is fun. If you don’t have fun doing it, then you don’t need to be doing it. That’s my opinion.”

While some prospects dread the interview process with scouts and general managers, White enjoyed it. It was fun and exciting to discuss how he could potentially fit with a franchise.

“It’s basically the team utilizing my strengths,” he said. “Whatever they want me to do that’s not a strength, how can I get better at it? It’s just making me a complete player. They know what I’m going to bring to the team. All that matters is we’re all on the same page.”

White recorded 286 tackles at LSU – including 28.5 tackles for loss – and forced four fumbles. In 2018, he was a consensus All-American and the Butkus Award winner, which is presented annually to the nation’s top linebacker. He is a projected first-round pick.

Yet, he is not a finished product.

“I think my weakness is just keeping my pad level low when I’m going to make plays,” he said. “I play at a very fast pace, and sometimes it’s kind of hard to control your pad level when you’re playing so fast. If I can continue to execute on that, then I think the sky’s the limit for myself.”

Given White’s passion for the game, it’s easy to envision his success at the next level.

“My favorite part about playing football is the brotherhood that you get to share,” he said. “Man, there ain’t nothing like having guys that you know going to war for you that got your back. Everything else basically speaks for itself, but the amount of work we put in behind closed doors and the moments that we have together, they are priceless. I wouldn’t trade it for nothing.”