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Tre'Davious Tracker: One hiccup hurts Bills rookie cornerback vs. Bucs

Week Seven marked another game in which Tre'Davious White's performance drew positive reviews from Pro Football Focus.

The Bills rookie cornerback's positive overall grade was the 21st-highest among 91 qualifying cornerbacks against the Buccaneers.

He surrendered two receptions -- on four targets -- for 35 yards and the outstanding touchdown grab in the fourth quarter by Mike Evans. Those figures equated to a 119.8 passer rating allowed for White, the 12th-highest at the cornerback position in Week Seven.

The 2017 first-rounder had two tackles and didn't miss any tackles on 72 total snaps.

White owns the fourth-highest overall grade on the season among 113 qualifying cornerbacks. By PFF's tracking, only Colts cornerback Rashaan Melvin has more pass breakups (nine) than White's eight. The passer rating he's given up has increased over the past two games but currently sits at 86.3, the 54th-lowest at his position.

While Sean McDermott's zone-based defense is believed to be more susceptible to allowing completions, the 46.8 percent catch rate receivers have managed while being covered by White is the fifth-lowest among the 41 cornerbacks who've been targeted at least 30 times so far in 2017.

Last year through six games, Stephon Gilmore had surrendered a passer rating of 63.7 while allowing a completion percentage of 58.6. He had defended four passes and snagged two interceptions.

After one-on-one battles with PFF's No. 1 (Evans) and No. 13 (A.J. Green) wideouts from 2016, White will see the Raiders dynamic duo of Amari Cooper and Michael Crabtree on Sunday.

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In 2016, Crabtree was the No. 22 wideout, and Crabtree finished the season with the 48th-highest grade out of 119 qualifiers.

It's unclear if White will shadow one of those two receivers or stay on one side of the field.

(Stats courtesy of Pro Football Focus)

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