Bucs LB Devin White takes shot at Raiders for passing on him in draft
Nearly a year later, Devin White still has not forgotten about being snubbed by the Raiders during the NFL Draft.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers linebacker shaded the now-Las Vegas Raiders in a tweet on Wednesday, saying that they should have taken him with the No. 4 overall pick in last year’s draft. Here is the tweet, which he has since deleted:
Why delete it pic.twitter.com/IRJAjx6X1v
— Ernie (@ErnieRiv_5) April 8, 2020
The 22-year-old White, the reigning Butkus Award winner coming out of LSU, went to the Bucs at No. 5 instead. He responded by earning PFWA All-Rookie honors in 2019, recording 91 combined tackles, 2.5 sacks, and an interception in 13 games.
The Raiders, meanwhile, used their pick on defensive end Clelin Ferrell, but when you read some of the praise that White has gotten since then, he may be giving them buyer’s remorse. The Bucs are also scheduled to play the Raiders in Las Vegas next season in the “date” that White hinted at in his post.