Draft Capsule: CB Kayvon Webster

Draft Capsule: CB Kayvon Webster

April 10, 2013, 9:15 pm
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Mark Strotman

Kayvon Webster (CB), South Florida 

5-10 | 195 lbs.

2012 Stats:

82 tackles, 6 passes defended, 2.0 sacks, 3 FF

Projection:

7th round

Strengths:

Extremely aggressive against the run, recognizing plays quickly and getting to the ball carrier (82 tackles as a cornerback). That could help his draft stock if a team is interested in him and wants to switch him to safety. Shows good speed (4.41 40-yard dash) and can close on wide receivers quickly. Plays well in zone coverage when he can make reads with the play in front of him.

Weaknesses:

Could improve as a coverage cornerback, specifically sticking with his receiver in man-to-man coverage. Only had three interceptions in his collegiate career, though he did amass 15 pass break-ups. He does not have ideal size but uses it well when going up to defend passes. Likely won't end up at safety because of his size, but definitely has the instincts against the run to get there.

Fit for the Bears:

The Bears won't be looking to move a cornerback to a safety role, especially with their returning depth there. But it is worth noting that Webster's zone coverage skills could be a coup for the Bears, especially with Charles Tillman's age and Tim Jennings' surge out of nowhere that he'll need to repeat in 2013 to turn some into believers. Depth is an issue and, with a seventh round tag on him, Webster may be worth the risk late in the draft or as an undrafted free agent.