D.J. White, CB
School: Georgia Tech | Conference: ACC
College Experience: Senior | Age: 22
Height / Weight: 5-11 / 188 lbs
Projected Draft Status: 3rd or 4th Round
NFL Comparison: Kyle Arrington
D.J. White isn't the strongest, biggest, or fastest but the guy knows how to play the cornerback position. He plays with good game speed, he comes out of his back peddle and can change direction with good fluidity, and he had excellent instincts at the position and he has good hands to intercept or break up a pass. White tracks the ball in the air and reads the receiver very well, though he may not have elite physical traits he more than makes up for that with his smarts. White isn't afraid to come up to the line of scrimmage and take on the run either. He plays with great effort and energy running across the field to bring down ball carriers. D.J. isn't being talked about nearly enough in my view he's in the top 10 on my list of cornerbacks in this draft class. White plays with swag, confidence, effort and smarts he's been a leader on Georgia Tech's defense for the past two years.
- Great awareness when the ball is in the air, can match receivers stride for stride and position himself to contest the catch.
- Plays with confidence White isn't afraid to go up against a 5'9" slot receiver or a 6'3" outside he has the instinct and fluidity and play speed to stick with both.
- Plays with hustle White will attempt to chase down a ball carrier or come across the field to stop a guy.
- Solid tackler, he's fundamentally sound and isn't hesitant to come up and take down a guy.
- Great instincts for the position make up for what he may be lacking physically.
- Has average size for the mold of the new NFL cornerback.
- Limited ability to recover if beaten deep by a throw.
- Clearly more gifted at playing man to man coverage as opposed to zone.
Let's see his work:
My favorite CB in this upcoming class is D.J. White. Nobody is talking about the Georgia Tech senior. Shades of Jason Verrett in him.— Ethan Young (@NFLDrafter) December 22, 2015
Georgia Tech's D.J. White shows his fluidity and awareness, nearly making the INT and forcing Virginia Tech... https://t.co/3ElakTLdV0— Rob Rang (@RobRang) November 13, 2015
DJ White, CB, GA Tech needs to be talked about more. All this guy does is make plays. He is my sleeper of the class.— Jonah Tuls (@JonahTulsNFL) October 21, 2015
How He Would Fit on the Redskins
If the Redskins draft D.J. White he could come in and compete immediately for the starting gig at slot corner. White is a football player and though he isn't physically flashy he make plays regardless. He has a never settle / never give up mentality and it's clear on tape he takes pride in not letting his opponent win. He has a solid record of production at Georgia Tech most impressive may be his 21 passes defended and 4 forced fumbles during his time there. White is a competitor and will fight to the last millisecond to ensure the receiver doesn't make a play.