With the fifth overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft the Tampa Bay Buccaneers select…
Possibly the worst kept secret in the entire draft is that the Bucs covet the linebacker from LSU. After letting linebacker Kwon Alexander walk, White would give the Bucs a much need talent infusion into the linebackers group. After not finding anyone to trade down with, the Bucs are content to take the top linebacker in the draft.
White is a big, fast, and hard hitting linebacker. He has good instincts and flies around the field to the ball. He can sift through junk in the middle of the field and get to the ball carrier before he crosses the line of scrimmage, and he can also drop back into coverage at an above average level.
And while it wont be his primary usage in the NFL, he can also rush the passer up the middle of the line fairly well too. This is one of the easiest picks to predict at the moment, and it would be surprising to see them go a different direction if White is still on the board at fifth overall.