In April, Devin White was made the 5th overall selection by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Bucs fan everywhere were automatically dubbing him “the second coming of Derrick Brooks,” which to me is HUGE shoes to fill.
The preseason brought a lot of silence as White only recorded 4 tackles, 0 sacks in 3 games. Many crazed fans were ready to throw him out the window, which is bizarre considering he was just getting his feet wet.
Featured Image Credit: Bucs ILB Devin White - Photo by: Cliff Welch/ PewterReport
Then came week 1 against the 49ers where he amassed 6 tackles(1 almost resulting in a safety) and 0 sacks. Not too shabby of a day considering he was the 3rd leading tackler on the team, trailing only Jordan Whitehead (8 tackles) and Lavonte David (7 tackles).
So what can we expect tonight against Carolina, where he will be tasked in leading the defense against Cam Newton and Christian McCaffrey? Will he show out or will we still be wondering, “Where’s Devin?” Tune in tonight at 8:20 pm on NFL Network, the Buccaneers Mobile App, or 98Rock on your radio.