Oct 26, 2014; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints cornerback Corey White (24) celebrates after an interception against the Green Bay Packers during the second half of a game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. The Saints defeated Packers 44-23. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports
Corey White, the 6’1” 205lbs standout of training camp, is going to have a big role on this defense in 2015. Currently backing up Brandon Carr on the left side, White has shown skills as an outside cornerback (CB), slot CB, free safety, and special teams ace.
To call White a jack-of-all-trades, doesn’t do him justice considering he’s excelling in every task asked of him. Corey White has the size, aggressiveness, and skill to play the outside with the best, but he also has experience inside covering the slot.
Jason Garrett had this to say of Corey White,
"“I think he understands the culture that we have on our team, and how we practice, and how we work, and I think he’s benefited from that,” Jason Garrett said. “He’s a talented guy, and I think he’s understood the techniques we’re trying to use, and the scheme we’re trying to use on defense. I think he understands that better and better each day that he’s out here.”"
Corey White is exactly what the Cowboys need on this hardworking defense. While few will question White has been a top-3 CB on the defense this summer, there is a very good chance he won’t directly move up the chart with the loss of Scandrick.
"“He has some versatility, Garrett said. “He can play corner, he can play inside as a nickel, he can play safety. We’re trying to give him chances to do that…”"
White will very likely stay behind Carr on the left side, and serve in a situational role elsewhere. He has played a ballhawk in the single-high safety scheme, he’s practiced as a nickel linebacker, and he can cover in both man or zone schemes everywhere else in the secondary.
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