Devin White had a less than sensational start to his career as a Buccaneer. From tonsillitis to a sprained knee, it was a rough start. The rumblings of disappointment started to creep through the Buccaneers fanbase.
Fast forward to week 15 of the NFL season and Devin White has been named to NFL.com’s 2019 Defensive All-Rookie Team.
Chris Wesseling of NFL.com had this to say about Devin White’s selection:
“After an early-season disappearing act, White began to play with confidence and impressive closing speed as a sideline-to-sideline, seek-and-destroy menace versus the Cardinals in Week 10. He went on to capture NFC Defensive Rookie of the Month honors for November, following a five-game stretch that featured 46 tackles, 2.5 sacks, five QB hits, one interception, two forced fumbles and a fumble recovery returned for a touchdown.”
White has been a “seek-and-destroy” type player since becoming healthy. He also appears to be slowly taking on a leadership role within the locker room. THAT is something this team has needed for quite some time.
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