6'0'' / 214 lbs
Poised to lead backfield
As the Buccaneers' offseason program commences this week, White profiles as the team's No. 1 running back, Kevin Patra of NFL.com reports.
With last season's top rusher Leonard Fournette no longer with the team, White appears poised to see an expanded role this coming season in a Tampa Bay backfield that also includes Ke'Shawn Vaughn, Chase Edmonds and Patrick Laird. It's possible that the Bucs could add RB depth in the upcoming NFL Draft, but as things stand, White, who has drawn the praise of GM Jason Licht this offseason, appears to be in a position have an opportunity to secure a lead role, a context that would yield increased volume for the 2022 third-rounder, who carried 129 times for 481 yards and a TD while adding 50 catches (on 58 targets) for 290 yards and a pair of receiving scores in 17 games last season.
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Garners 77 total yards in loss
White rushed seven times for 41 yards and secured four of six targets for 36 yards in the Buccaneers' 31-14 wild-card loss to the Cowboys on Monday night.
White logged two more carries than veteran backfield mate Leonard Fournette and was considerably more productive, averaging 5.9 yards per carry to his teammate's 2.2 figure. White also continued to demonstrate his value as a pass catcher after finishing the regular season with 50 receptions for 290 yards and two touchdowns alongside 481 rushing yards and a score on 129 carries through 17 games. Looking ahead to 2023, White could take on a clear lead-back role, although with Fournette holding a manageable cap hit of $8.5 million, he might return as well.
Four carries in finale
White rushed four times for 15 yards in the Buccaneers' 30-17 loss to the Falcons on Sunday.
White was one of several Buccaneers offensive starters who put in less than a full workday in a game that was nothing more than a postseason tune-up for Tampa Bay. The rookie should enjoy a solid role in next weekend's home wild-card matchup after logging double-digit carries and receptions in three of the four games prior to Sunday's finale.
Logs 16 total touches in win
White carried 11 times for 22 yards and brought in all five targets for 26 yards in the Buccaneers' 30-24 win over the Panthers on Sunday.
White was stymied on the ground but was able to make some solid contributions through the air. The rookie's touch count outpaced Leonard Fournette's by two, although as past weeks have shown, that can change from game to game. It remains to be seen what White's Week 18 workload against the Falcons will be, as whether the Buccaneers can improve playoff positioning with a victory will likely be a major factor.