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Kayvon Webster (CB) | South Florida | Scouting Report
Prospect: Kayvon Webster
Best Position: Outside Corner
40 Time: 4.41 (Combine)
Overview: Kayvon Webster is very much under the radar entering the final draft evaluation process. He’s not had the interception numbers in his senior year to garner him the type of recognition that other corners in the 2013 class have received. He came into the East West game and played very solidly indeed. Webster is a terrific tackler, one of the best in this class in fact and also plays well in space, giving him the versatility to make the switch to Safety if required.
Size/ Strength/ Athleticism: While he isn’t a freak athletically, Webster moves very well at 5-10, 195 and plays in a manor, not really fitting that small a frame. He moves well in transition and can close to the ball carrier with impressive 4.41 speed. The one concern we’ve seen on tape is lack of elite vertical skills, that are required in today’s NFL with bigger receivers. With a vert of 35″ that doesn’t do a lot to dispel those criticisms. If he can work his lower body explosion that could really help him at the next level.
Man Coverage: Webster is solid in man coverage. He can get caught inside at times, he seemingly doesn’t always recognize the inside route instead favoring to cover to the sideline. He covers deep routes very well and can stick with deep runners due to his timed 4.41 40 time. His positioning in off man could use some work and he needs to be able to react to those inside route runners better at the next level.
Zone Coverage: Webster is at his best when he can keep the play in front of him. He is excellent in cover 2, when the ball out in the flats and he can come up and make the tackle. He is also very good in deep cover 3 when he can analyse the play going on in front of him. He does struggle to react when the ball is thrown over his head in zone coverage and he currently lacks the explosive vertical leap to make up for poor positioning in a zone.
Run Support: Webster is terrific in run support. He makes every tackle you could ask of him out on the perimeter. Whether hes coming down to make the hit on the ball carrier or isolated one-on-one he will wrap up brilliantly and make the solid tackle. He displays a real willingness to come up and make the plays against the run and against pass plays in the flat. He also forced 3 fumbles in his senior year alone. He is the best corner we have graded in this class in terms of run support.
Ball Skills: Webster will need to work on this at the next level. He only amassed 3 interceptions in his college career and he garnered none in his senior year. He gets his hands on the ball though breaking up 15 passes over the past two seasons, but he really needs to start converting those into picks at the next level. Sometimes the play goes a miss due to poor positioning, but that can be coached out of him. He showed the ability to catch the football at the combine, I expect some serious improvements after a training camp in the NFL.
NextEra RAP Best Postion Grade: 84.5 (Outside Corner), (#6 Rated Corner) (#50 Overall)
Other Positions: 84.1 (Strong Safety) , 80.1 (Free Safety)
As a corner, Webster should be used primarily on the outside. Given his ability in space and tackling abilities he can make the transition to becoming a starting safety in the NFL if required.
Projection – Second Round
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