Tre'Davious White is currently Pro Football Focus' highest-graded rookie, and he's trending toward winning the Defensive Rookie of the Year award according to the analytics website.
For a stretch in the middle of the season, fellow rookie cornerback Marshon Lattimore of the Saints passed White in PFF's grading system when White allowed a touchdown in consecutive games and in three of four contests.
During that stretch, Lattimore had contests in which he allowed the following passer rating on targets in his coverage area: 17.1, 39.6, 8.3, and 50.5.
Over the past month — when Lattimore missed two games — White's play has improved, and he reeled in three interceptions in four outings.
Here's where White currently stands in the PFF grading system among rookies
— Pro Football Focus (@PFF) December 21, 2017
While this system obviously doesn't pick the Defensive Rookie of the Year, it does indicate that White has played at least up to par with Lattimore, who would likely be considered the front-runner for the award right now.
PFF has White with 11 pass breakups and four interceptions and Lattimore with six passes defenses with four picks of his own.
The final two games very well may ultimately decide the award for these two talented cornerbacks with White facing Tom Brady and Co. before a trip to Miami, and Lattimore set to square off against Matt Ryan and Julio Jones before traveling to Tampa Bay to take on Jameis Winston and Mike Evans in the season finale.
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