INDIANAPOLIS — The Giants have not taken a linebacker in the first round of the draft since Carl Banks with the second-overall pick in 1984. Eli Manning was 3 years old.
If they are to end that linebacker-less stretch, it likely would be for Devin White from LSU, considered far and away the top inside linebacker in this year’s draft. If he came off the board at No. 6 to the Giants, no one would question the value of the player at that spot.
White had a formal interview with the Giants this past week at the NFL Scouting Combine and he believes he nailed it. Big time.
“We watched straight film,’’ White said Saturday. “They didn’t tell me nothing, we watched straight film. ‘What were you doing right here? Oh, that was a good play. What was this? …. Tell me what was going on. Draw this up.’ It was straight football, strictly business and I know they were picking my brain to see was I the linebacker that can go out there and control everybody. Did I know what I was doing at LSU? And I think I put on a show for ’em.’’