The NFL draft stock of defensive back Tre'Davious White and offensive lineman Ethan Pocic is on the rise, according to Pro Football Focus.
Pocic anchors an offensive line that has led the way for 370 rushing yards, even though defenses continue to stack the box against the LSU offense. The Tiger running backs are averaging 5.6 yards per carry this season.
He brings a big presence to the center position at 6-foot-7 301-pounds, but he’s still capable of firing out at the snap and getting into good position in the running game. Pocic has done a nice job of controlling nose tackles as a run blocker while also making key blocks both on the move and at the second level. In pass protection, Pocic has surrendered only one pressure and one other loss in pass protection on his 47 attempts this season.
White leads the team with two touchdowns, an interception against Wisconsin and a punt return against Jacksonville State. The senior DB also has five tackles and a fumble recovery.
So far he’s only allowed four receptions on 10 targets for 30 yards (3.0 yards per attempt) to go with the interception and another pass defensed. White looked like a top cornerback prospect based on his 2014 play, often showing up as LSU’s best cornerback, but his inconsistent 2015 season tempered some of that excitement. He’s off to a great start here in 2016, and primed to get back into the early-round mix at cornerback.
White was named Co-Special Teams Player of the Week by the SEC after his incredible punt return against the Gamecocks.
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