Devin White raves about his meeting with Giants at the NFL Draft Combine
Devin White is a freak. The likely top-10 pick in next month’s draft wowed the football world at the NFL combine over the weekend, posting a 4.42 40-yard dash and 39 and-a-half inch vertical jump, solidifying his place as the top inside linebacker in the 2019 class.
The LSU product’s success on the field is about far more than measurables, though, a reality he apparently put on display during a film-heavy interview session with the New York Giants.
“We watched straight film,” White said of his meeting with the Giants, per 247 Sports’ Dan Schneier. “They didn’t tell me nothing, we watched straight film. ‘What were you doing right here? Oh, that was a good play. What was this? Tell me what was going on. Draw this up.’ It was straight football, strictly business and I know they were picking my brain to see was I the linebacker that can go out there and control everybody. Did I know what I was doing at LSU? And I think I put on a show for ’em.”
Long considered one of the top defenders in the draft, White made a case for himself as the best defensive prospect in this class with his dominant performance in Indianapolis, and that will likely intrigue the Giants.
He’s unlikely to come off the board before Ohio State pass-rusher Joey Bosa due to positional value, but seems to possess the necessary combination of production, physical tools, and mental acuity to reach his goal of being a top-five pick regardless.
The Giants, picking sixth on April 25th, will do diligence on the draft’s top quarterbacks as Eli Manning’s career comes to a close, but could certainly use help on the other side of the football, too.
They finished 23rd in points allowed and 24th in total yards allowed last season.