With Kareem Jackson’s potential switch to safety looming large this offseason, we are still not really sure which position the Texans intend to target early in the draft. Corner is the most likely target after the loss of A.J. Bouye in free agency, but with the absurd amount of talent at the safety position in this year’s class, it is possible that a top-tier player at that position will fall right into Houston’s lap.
Everyone from Gareon Conley, to Eddie Jackson, to even Jabrill Peppers, is a realistic option. However, one name that does not get talked about enough for the Texans’ need at defensive back is LSU’s Tre’Davious White. He’s small, he’s sticky, but most importantly, he’s experienced and technically refined. White may only strictly be a slot corner in terms of style and talent, but in today’s NFL we have arguably seen pure slot defenders become every day starters anyway.
Check out our latest video breakdown on White’s skillset, and let us know if you think he is a fit for the Texans at the 25th overall pick.
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