When the Buffalo Bills called LSU cornerback Tre’Davious White to tell him that the team selected him as their first- round pick, White could not keep his composure and started crying. White seemed happy for the opportunity to be a Buffalo Bill. White joins some great company in cornerbacks who have been drafted by Buffalo. One of the best cornerbacks to play that position for Buffalo is Nate Clements. Can Tre’Davious White be another Nate Clements?

Clements’ numbers with Buffalo

In his 6 years with Buffalo, Nate Clements had 23 interceptions and 341 yards from those pickoffs.

He made close to 350 tackles for the Bills. Clements was also guy who get it done on special teams. On punt returns and kickoffs, the cornerback racked up over 1200 yards.

White’s LSU stats

Tre’Davious White is already putting up good numbers. In his 4 years with LSU, White has 167 tackles and 6 interceptions. His special teams’ contributions are impressive. On 69 punt returns, the LSU star has almost 700 yards and three scores. In the NFL, field position matters. The cornerback’s 10- yard punt return average is a great beginning. White seems ready to be an opening day starter that can replace Stephon Gilmore.

A menace for offenses

White makes it tough for quarterbacks to play against him. According to an article by Buffalo News writer Jerry Sullivan, numbers from Pro Football Focus gave quarterbacks who threw against White about a 60% passer rating last season.

When Tom Brady is the Bills’ AFC East rival, a guy like White can make the G.O.A.T’s day a nightmare. Nate Clements had the same dominating presence. He knew how to read a quarterback’s eyes and nab some interceptions that stole the thunder away for star passers.

The road less traveled

In today’s NFL, how you act off the field is just as important as your play on the turf.

Clements kept his nose clean. For White, so far, so good. White has no criminal record or documented issues with substance abuse or bar room brawls.. The straight-and- narrow path is how the young cornerback has conducted his life.Valedictorian of his high school class, Tre’Davious transferred those hard-working skills into his LSU days.

He already has his four- year degree in Sports Administration. With the average career of an NFL star about five years, a player who has a back-up plan after sports is in a much better position. White brings much to the Bills' table.

Welcome to the Buffalo Bills, Tre’Davious White.