Eagles top cornerback prospect out at Senior Bowl

LSU CB Tre'Davious-White LSU CB vs Georgia
Louisiana State cornerback Tre'Davious White (left), who is at the Senior Bowl this week hoping to impress NFL scouts prior to the 2017 NFL draft, hopes those scouts don't focus on this play in LSU's game at Georgia on Sept. 28, 2013. Georgia wide receiver Chris Conley goes past White to catch a 25-yard touchdown at Sanford Stadium in Athens, Ga. Georgia defeated LSU, 44-41.

MOBILE, Ala. – Tre'Davious White is perhaps the top cornerback prospect at the Senior Bowl this week, but the LSU product missed practice on Thursday and will not play in Saturday's game after injuring his ankle on Wednesday.

The Eagles still had two practices to evaluate White, who excelled for NFL personnel this week. The injury occurred in front of Eagles executive Howie Roseman, who was seen watching White being evaluated on the sideline.

"He's been ultra-productive," Eagles vice president of player personnel Joe Douglas said of White. "He's tough as nails. He plays nickel, he plays outside. He has ball skills. And you can stack his production level up with any cornerback coming out in this draft."

White was a four-year starter at LSU and was a first-team all-American as a senior. Pro Football Focus rated him as the top cornerback in college football, when he played both inside and outside.

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"I feel like I have some of the best feet in the country," White said. "I've won way more battles than I've lost."

Douglas also praised White's leadership, noting that White wore the coveted No. 18 that LSU gives to players who are supposed to be the epitome of what they want their program to represent. Eagles defensive tackle Bennie Logan wore the number when he played for LSU.

White is close with Eagles cornerback Jalen Mills, who was a college teammate. Mills said that his finger-wagging after successful plays is a tribute to White.

"That's my guy," White said. "I played with him for three years. He took me under his wings my first year when I first came in, taught me all the plays and coverages. We have a great relationship."

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