Report: Raiders visiting with LSU linebacker Devin White
The Raiders own the fourth overall pick of the NFL Draft later this month, and Rapoport notes that White seems to be on their radar.
White is coming off of a spectacular junior campaign in which he racked up 123 tackles, 12 tackles for loss, three sacks, three forced fumbles, a couple of fumble recoveries and six passes defended.
The 21-year-old arrived at LSU in 2016 and had a much smaller role during his freshman year, finishing with 30 tackles, three tackles for loss, a sack, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery.
Then, the following season, White broke out, registering 133 tackles, 13.5 tackles for loss, 4.5 sacks, an interception and three passes defended.
White blew teams away at the Scouting Combine when he posted a 40-yard dash time of 4.42 seconds, the best of any linebacker in this year’s draft class.
Oakland is certainly some need of some help on the defensive side of the ball, as the Raiders ranked just 26th in the NFL in total defense and dead last in points allowed this past season.
The Raiders won just four games in 2018 and have made the playoffs only once since last making it to the Super Bowl all the way back in the 2002-03 campaign.
Oakland has had a very busy offseason, acquiring the likes of wide receiver Antonio Brown and offensive lineman Trent Brown to help the offense while also landing safety Lamarcus Joyner and linebacker Vontaze Burfict to bolster its defensive unit.