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Patriots.com Draft Profile: CB Ken Webster

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Round 7, Pick No. 38 (252 overall): Ken Webster, CB, Mississippi

Hometown: Decatur, Georgia

STRENGTHS

Excellent athlete with above-average speed and upper body strength. … Physical corner who is effective redirecting routes, particularly in zones. … Willing tackler, especially breaking up screens, and does a nice job shedding blocks. … Likes to jam receivers on the outside. … Possesses excellent recovery speed, and breaks on the ball quickly.

WEAKNESSES

Although he likes to press, can often get lost when doing so and struggles at times. … Dropped too many would-be interceptions. … Can struggles in zones by allowing too much space underneath. … Hasn’t been as effective since knee injury cost him the 2016 season. … Lacks consistency in man coverage on the outside, failing to mirror receivers.

PERSONAL

Full name is Kendarius DeMaureya Webster. … Named to SEC Academic Honor Roll in 2017, majoring in general studies with an emphasis on education, journalism and recreation administration. … Named Class 4A Defensive Player of the Year with seven interceptions as a senior at Stockbridge (Ga.) High School. … Also returned three kickoffs for touchdowns as a senior. … Twitter handle is @Deuce_KD.

COMPARABLE NFL PLAYER

Fabian Moreau, CB, Washington: The 6-0, 200-pound Moreau was the Redskins third-round pick in 2017 has developed into a starter in his second season.

BY THE NUMBERS

Defense

Table inside Article
YEAR GP UT A TT PD INT
2014 8 18 4 22 2 0
2015 12 30 11 41 11 1
2016 Medical Redshirt
2017 8 21 8 29 2 0
2018 9 23 7 30 5 2
Totals 37 92 30 122 20 3

WORKOUT NUMBERS

Table inside Article
WEBSTER COMBINE AVG. FOR POS.
Height 5-11 6-0
Weight 203 197
40 Yards 4.43 4.50
Bench (225) 18 13
Vertical Jump 43.0 37.5
Long Jump 11-1 10-5
Shuttle 4.14 4.16
Cone 6.85 6.93

WHAT THEY'RE SAYING

Webster is a longshot to make this Patriots team, but he has the size and plays with the physicality to catch the eye of another team to develop on their practice squad. Mark Dulgerian, NFL.com

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