Devin White has entered the league with high expectations from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and has turned to a former legendary linebacker for guidance.
According to the PewterReport, first round pick Devin White has “begun to have a strong relationship” with quite the legendary mentor. Tampa Bay Buccaneers legend, Hall of Famer, Defensive Player of the Year, and Super Bowl champion Derrick Brooks and White are in communication, which is excellent news for not only fans of the Buccaneers, but also White himself.
There would be no better former linebacker in the NFL, let alone in Tampa Bay, than Brooks to have in the ear of this year’s fifth overall pick as he begins his career with the Buccaneers. White told the media yesterday that Brooks “has taught him a lot already about how to treat people and how to be a leader.”
It would not be a shock to see White get a C on his jersey as a captain as early as his sophomore season in Tampa Bay as he has already garnered praise a leader for the Buccaneers. The Butkus Award winner for Louisiana State last year hopes that his All-American status translates to All-Pro status at the next level.
The Hall of Famer Brooks had quite the decorated career and will go down as one of the best linebackers to ever play the game in NFL history. With Brooks’ mentorship, White too hopes to etch himself into the Mt. Rushmore of linebackers by the end of his NFL career more than a decade down the line. White already has the fourth best odds to win Defensive Rookie of the Year this season, and could look to continue to add to his trophy case.
Training camp is finally here, and White will be a hot attraction for fans to keep their eye on. Starting since day one, White will have an immediate impact for the Buccaneers in 2019 and beyond.