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Devin White says now ‘it’s my time’ to prove himself

Buccaneers, Devin White

Tampa Bay Buccaneers first-round draft pick had a bit of a coming-out party on Sunday against the Jacksonville Jaguars. He stepped in front of Dede Westbrook for his first career interception to set up the Bucs for their first touchdown of the game.

On the next defensive possession, White picked up a Nick Foles fumble for his first NFL touchdown. White has had a tough rookie season, but he has been quite effective the last two weeks and he knows it’s his time to prove himself.

“It’s my time, I guess,’’ said White, via Tampabay.com. “I’ve been set back this year, but I never complained, and I also kept my head down and kept working.

“It’s time for me to show out. It’s time for me to show the world what I can do, and it’s time for me to keep building on it.’’

It’s only fitting that his breakout game came against the Jaguars. Many Bucs fans wanted the team to take Josh Allen with the fifth overall pick. Allen ended up going two picks later to the Jaguars.

White suffered a sprained knee ligament during the second game of the season and it set back his production for his rookie year. There are four left games in this season and Bucs coach Bruce Arians thinks there will be more growth before the season ends.

“He’s a dynamic player,” coach Bruce Arians said. “And he’s really come into his own. You can just see him blossom every week, getting better and better and more confident, more confident.’’

The Buccaneers take on the Indianapolis Colts in Week 14.