2. Terry McLaurin vs Tre’Davious White
Last Thursday, Terry McLaurin proved on a national stage that he deserves to be mentioned alongside some of the best WRs in the NFL, as he notched a career-high 11 catches for 107 yards and a touchdown.
Taylor Heinicke almost had tunnel vision for McLaurin in the fourth quarter, and rightfully so as the 2019 third-round pick got the better of James Bradberry, a cornerback who’s had his number in recent matchups, all game long.
Amazingly enough, McLaurin will get another prime opportunity to assert himself as a superstar at his position in Week 3 vs the Bills, because Tre’Davious White epitomizes what it means to be a premier lockdown cornerback.
Don’t believe us? Check out what McLaurin had to say about him.
We could listen to McLaurin talk ball for HOURS, because this was spot-on analysis about what makes White so tough to go up against. Over the last two seasons, he’s averaged a 76.9 (!) coverage grade from Pro Football Focus.
Even more impressive? White didn’t allow a single touchdown in coverage in 2019 and wasn’t even targeted in Week 3 vs the Chiefs last year. That alone is ridiculous, but what if we told you KC scored 38 points in that game?
That isn’t to say we think White will neutralize McLaurin. The Ohio State product just needs to win his fair share on reps vs the Bills star on Sunday, because Washington’s passing game could struggle if he’s kept on an island.