There hasn’t been a ton of talk about sixth rounder D.J. White, and that’s probably because A) he was a sixth-round draft pick and B) he’s yet another cornerback joining this team.
It’s promising that the Chiefs appeared to add secondary pieces who could actually come in and play at a high level in the coming years.
White won’t see a lot of time in the secondary more than likely, but the guy made some nice plays on special teams during his time in the first preseason game.
Early on in the summer, White was said to be one of the Chiefs players who was flying under the radar before training camp began. Herbie Teope of Chiefs Digest stated,
"White shouldn’t be overlooked given his confidence to play press-man coverage, a staple of what the Chiefs like to do defensively. White expressed his love of competition during rookie minicamp and his situation could be elevated if Murray is permanently moved to safety, a spot where Murray received a lot of work during OTAs and mandatory minicamp."
It’s promising that the Chiefs appeared to add secondary pieces who could actually come in and play at a high level in the coming years. Unfortunately, 2016 just likely won’t be a year for White to play a whole lot in the secondary. Expect to see him stick around on special teams though.
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