Scouting Report: White Has Slot Skills, Could Allow Scandrick To Shift Outside

Name:Corey White
Position:Cornerback/Safety
Height/Weight:5-11/206
Age:24
College:Samford

Games Studied: New Orleans 2014 against Dallas, Tampa Bay and Pittsburgh

White lines up on both side of the field. There are games where you see him flip throughout to match the receiver. Made starts in the Dallas and Tampa Bay games and played only as the slot corner against the Steelers, but he lined up in that spot for more than 70 snaps.

He's best when he can play as a press man corner and out of the slot. His reaction quickness is better than his overall playing speed – he can be explosive for short bursts. Did a really nice job of cutting off Dez Bryant out of the slot when Bryant tried to get him with the out. Didn't allow Bryant to get the position to receive the ball. In these three games, he showed good reactions with short area foot and lateral quickness. I thought he needed to be more consistent in his ball reactions.

White was much better playing Bryant than he was Terrance Williams, and that was mainly on the outside when covering routes. Buccaneers receiver Vincent Jackson turned him around for a catch and Louis Murphy hit him over the top on a corner route that resulted in a touchdown. But in the Steelers game, he matched up well with Antonio Brown, Lance Moore and Martavis Bryant. This was all inside work and he appeared to be a far better player in that position. Brown had two receptions while Moore and Bryant had none. He matched very well in regard to their quickness and the size of Bryant.

If there is a negative to his game it would be as a consistent tackler. This is interesting because I saw him make touchdown-saving tackles on DeMarco Murray and Le'Veon Bell in the open field and make other tackles, but there were some snaps where he just flat turned it down.

White should fill the role that Sterling Moore held last season, but with the way he plays in the slot, he could allow Orlando Scandrick to stay on the outside or match up with the opponent's best receiver.

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