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Five Reasons Corey White Will Excel at Free Safety

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2. You need good football instincts to play Free Safety

Nov 24, 2014; New Orleans, LA, USA; Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Steve Smith (89) catches a pass over New Orleans Saints cornerback Corey White (24) during the first quarter of a game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

It doesn’t really matter if you are in the right position to make the play, if you don’t have the instinctual awareness to know that a play is happening. In the opportunities that White had at corner, he showed an ability to aggressively react on a receiver’s route before the ball got to him.

White will have an easier time doing this at the free safety position, because he will be able to have a better view of the field. He has the speed to react on routes and recover for corners who fail in coverage.