“I just wanted to be different”.
That’s what Tre’Davious White said about his journey to Buffalo.
White visited the Bills’ facilities in Orchard Park for the first time Friday. He toured New Era Field and, of course, met the media.
After being the valedictorian of his high school, White stayed through his senior season at LSU.
He didn’t want to be so much a better football player, but a more well rounded man.
“I wanted to become a more complete player and I wanted to mature as a person,” White said. “I knew that last year as a 21 year old I wasn’t ready for the lifestyle of an NFL player. I wasn’t going to be able to balance the two. I needed that extra year of just enjoying myself with my friends, just maturing as a player and also a person. Getting the opportunity to get my college degree. That was something that I always wanted to do.”
When asked to describe himself and his best quality as a cornerback, White used a word head coach Sean McDermott loves and has used all offseason.
“I just think my versatility is above all,” White said. “I was the guy to shadow number one receivers for the last two years at LSU when need be. Also, I played inside and outside. Then, my junior year, we had a defensive coordinator in Kevin Steele that had a package for me to play safety. So, my versatility and my ability to move around in the defensive backfield is a definite asset.”
White said that the last 24 hours have been the best day of his life, but he’s also an expecting father.
He admitted that when his child is born, then this year’s draft will be the second best day of his life.