MOBILE, Ala. — Former LSU cornerback Tre'Davious White won't play in Saturday's Senior Bowl after spraining his ankle during Wednesday's practice, the bowl announced Thursday.
White suffered the ankle sprain towards the end of Wednesday's drills at Ladd-Peebles Stadium. He limped off the field and then left with a trainer. White suffered an ankle sprain in the regular season finale against Texas A&M but returned to play in the bowl game against Louisville on Dec. 31.
White, a Shreveport native, is thought of as LSU's most high profile prospect among the four players at the Senior Bowl this week. He's projected as an early second round draft pick who most believe could move into the first round.
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White returned to LSU for his senior season, passing on a potential second-round selection in the 2016 NFL draft. He went the first eight games of his senior season without allowing a completion of more than 10 yards in man-to-man coverage.
"He's had a very solid week," Senior Bowl executive director Phil Savage said about White on Wednesday. "I think he is a player that could slip into the first round. A lot of it depend on what he runs (in the 40-yard dash at the combine), but I think he's shown well here. He's got the capacity to play off, play press, play the slot corner."
White said earlier this week that he's met with a host of NFL teams, including the Saints. WalterFootball.com ranks White as the 10th-best cornerback in the draft class.
White returned to Phoenix, Airzona, where he's training alongside former LSU players Jamal Adams and Dwayne Thomas.