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Tre'Davious Tracker: Stats behind Bills' rookie cornerback shutting down Amari Cooper

Another game, another impressive showing for Tre'Davious White.

Buffalo's rookie faced the unenviable task of dealing with Amari Cooper all afternoon in Week Eight. While the former Alabama wideout came into the game against the Bills struggling in his third professional season, he was fresh off a 11-reception, 210-yard, two-touchdown explosion against the Chiefs in Week Seven.

White gave up three catches on seven targets for 26 yards with one pass breakup while in coverage on Cooper. That equated to a passer rating for Derek Carr of 53.3.

That was the eighth-lowest passer rating surrendered on the week among the 37 cornerbacks who saw at least five targets.

White had two tackles and missed one.

He has the No. 5 overall PFF grade at the cornerback position heading into Week Nine and is allowing a passer rating of 81.1 on the 44 passes thrown in his coverage area. White is now tied with Rashaan Melvin of the Colts for the most pass breakups among all cornerbacks with nine.

According to the Pro Football Focus Draft Guide, White's 12 pass breakups were the third-most in the country as a senior at LSU a season ago.

After seven games in 2016, Stephon Gilmore had the No. 70 overall grade among cornerbacks and had surrendered a passer rating of 63.8 with five pass breakups and two interceptions.

White has matched up with some of the NFL's best wideouts thus far as a rookie — Demaryius Thomas, Mike Evans, A.J. Green, Amari Cooper — and has lived up to the billing as a first-round pick for the Bills.

(Grades and stats courtesy of Pro Football Focus)

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