Round 3, Pick No. 66
Cornerback Tramaine Brock has been released and Jimmie Ward might move back to his natural position at safety.
As of today the cupboard is bare at the cornerback position. Right now, the competition looks like this: Dontae Johnson, Keith Reaser, second-year players Rashard Robinson and Will Redmond and newly acquired K’Waun Williams.
This is a very inexperienced position, but the addition of a skilled rookie like Tre’Davious White could push everyone else to better play. He has great feet, has great athleticism and has great instincts for man coverage.
His run support isn’t great, but White always seems to find himself near the ball. He started 47 games in four years at LSU, and ranked eighth in the FBS with 14 pass breakups his senior season. He also won All-SEC honors. White was also a finalist for the Jim Thorpe award, which for those who are unfamiliar, is given to the nations top defensive back.
He’s aggressive and grabby, but rarely ever gets flagged for pass interference. He is also a big contributor on special teams and fills a big need while playing many positions.
White is picked to go in Round 2, but with the 49ers picking right away in Round 3, he could fall right into their lap.
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