The most recent mock draft for the Oakland Raiders, courtesy of Lance Zierlein of NFL Network.
With the 2017 NFL Scouting Combine days away, mock draft season is in full swing. And once the Combine is over, the mocks will be rolling in nonstop.
In his second mock draft of the offseason, NFL Network’s Lance Zeirlin has the Raiders selecting Tre’Davious White, CB, LSU.
"White isn’t going to be the classic height-weight-speed prospect, but he’s big enough, fast enough and has outstanding feet to play man coverage from outside or the slot."
This is actually the same pick JBB staff writer Tyler Dickson made in his recent mock draft.
Watch on this play as he sticks step to step with his man, locates the ball, and then makes a play to breakup the pass.
Here’s another play where White showcases his closing speed:
Jalen Richard has the punt return duties locked up, but if needed, this is also an area where Tre’Davious can contribute.
Listed at 5’11” and 191 pounds, White might be a little on the small side for McKenzie and Jack Del Rio’s tastes, but he’ll definitely still remain in consideration.
NFL.com described his strengths in a scouting report:
"Experienced island corner with slot reps over last two seasons. Quick twitch with exceptional footwork. Uses controlled hop-steps from press for extended face-up against receivers. Patient in press and rarely commits prematurely. Uses reactive quickness for quick recovery when beaten from slot. Pattern reader will jump path of route and attack throw. Plus click-and-close burst to ball."
"Impressive 15 passes defensed on 42 targets in 2016. Stop-start change of direction allows him to shadow in tight quarters. Sticky coverage on crossers and intermediate routes. Rose to challenge in coverage of Amari Cooper in 2014 and Calvin Ridley in 2016. Improved willingness to attack line of scrimmage and do his part against the run. Awarded coveted No. 18 jersey at LSU, symbolizing success and selfless attitude on and off the field. Three-year punt returner with a return touchdown in each season. Was also used as a gunner."
And for weaknesses:
"Finesse cornerback with relatively slender frame. Physicality and play strength a concern from slot. Big-bodied slot targets will post him up in space and drive him off the line in run game. Tackles when necessary, but doesn’t seek out contact. Less technique-oriented and more grabby from slot. Finished career with just six interceptions despite extensive playing time. Early anchor from off coverage caused struggles opening hips when receivers would stem and go. Recovery-quick but not recovery-fast. Texas Tech speedster Jakeem Grant gave him all kinds of vertical work in 2015 Texas Bowl."
To select White, here are the players Zierlein decided to pass on:
- Garret Bolles, OT, Utah
- Caleb Brantley, DT, Michigan
- Tim Williams, OLB, Alabama
- David Njoku, TE, Miami
- Alvin Kamara, RB, Tennessee
- Corey Davis, WR, Western Michigan
- Marcus Williams, S, Utah
- Forrest Lamp, OT, Western Kentucky
Some interesting names there, including Brantley and Davis, who surely would be given strong consideration by Reggie McKenzie if they were to be available.
Personally, I probably would have had to pick Corey Davis. WR may not be as much of a need as other positions, but he would be a tremendous upgrade over Seth Roberts, and a long-term sidekick to Amari Cooper.
In this scenario, would who you have picked?