Now that Devin White has officially put pen to paper, signing his contract, he’s quickly taking the reigns as the leader of the Bucs defense. Even as a rookie, it’s time for him to step up and live up to the hype of being the fifth overall selection in the 2019 NFL Draft.
White stated during a post-camp press address,
“I’ve always been in big roles in my life. Everything I did, I always kind of grew up faster than probably what I should’ve, and I think it kind of helped me. I wasn’t a guy who sat around and played video games all day. I was a guy who was working, trying to make my own cash and stuff. I always have been that guy, and I am going to keep being that guy. I’ve always had a lot of pressure on me, and I always did well with it. I am very comfortable with myself and knowing my abilities. So, you know, the minute Bruce Arians told me after rookie minicamp, ‘Alright, the vets come Monday, and I’m going to put the green dot on your helmet.’ I didn’t know what a green dot was, and then once I put the helmet on, I heard Coach Todd Bowles talking through the helmet. I was like, ‘Aw man, they did put a lot of responsibility on me.’ But, I feel like I asked for it, and I feel like I can handle it. I never shy away from anything, because I don’t feel like there is anything in the world that is too big for myself. With a great coaching staff and Coach Caldwell, he is going to make sure I’m on it even if I have to stand here extra just to get it. You know, it’s my job to get it, and I am going to make sure I get it for the guys around me.”
I’m ready to see what White can do in a game on the NFL level. I’m anticipating him having a major impact for the Bucs defense right away.