HOOVER, Ala. — As LSU coach Ed Orgeron went through every position Monday during SEC media days, he paused at linebacker.
“At linebacker, we have to replace Devin White,” Orgeron said. “I don’t know how you replace that guy.”
Orgeron has praised White, the Bucs rookie and No. 5 overall pick, repeatedly, including at the spring meetings in Destin, where he raved about White’s intangibles.
Spend any time around LSU, and it’s hard to avoid hearing them gush about their former star linebacker. Do-it-all safety Grant Delpit repeatedly called him the best linebacker he has ever played with. And “the most vocal person I have ever been around.” And “the fastest linebacker I’ve ever seen.”
“There was a play in the Florida game,” Delpit said. “We needed a stop late in the game…It was crazy. He flashed before my eyes. Something crazy I’ve never seen before.”
White had five tackles and a quarterback hurry in the fourth quarter of that game in Gainesville. It sounds like his former teammates and coaches think there will be plenty more highlights like that to come as White starts his career two hours south.