Tre'Davious White was surprisingly "giving" to Dolphins wideouts in Week 17, but he was stout in run-support and reliable as a tackler to cap a spectacular regular season as a rookie in the NFL.
White allowed all four targets in his coverage area to be caught for 45 yards, which equated to a passer rating of 113.5. It marked the only game in 2017 in which White surrendered a 100 percent catch rate.
He had seven tackles and did not miss a tackle.
Buffalo's 2017 first-round pick officially made 70 tackles (53 solo) on the year, and according to PFF, last missed a tackle in Week 11.
His overall Pro Football Focus grade for the week – 79.3 – ranked 28th out of 101 qualifiers at his position.
In the regular season, White finished with PFF's third-highest overall grade among all cornerbacks. In PFF's system, he was credited with 11 pass breakups – the 10th-most among corners – and tied for fifth at his position with four interceptions. He allowed a passer rating of 68.2, which was the 16th-lowest figure at the cornerback spot among 121 qualifiers.
Marcus Lattimore of the Saints is the front-runner to win the Defensive Rookie of the Year award, but White will almost assuredly receive votes.
The former LSU standout logged the most regular-season snaps (1,093) of any cornerback in football and gave up a 50.6 percent catch rate (39 receptions on 77 targets). He stepped right into Buffalo's defense and had an excellent rookie campaign.
White very well could find himself in an intriguing matchup of rookies in the first round of the playoffs against Jaguars wideout Keelan Cole. In his last three games for Jacksonville, the 6-foot-1 undrafted free agent out of Wesleyan had 327 yards on 17 catches with one touchdown.
(Grades and stats courtesy of Pro Football Focus.)