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Lardarius Webb (CB)
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 179
College: Nicholls St.
Conference: Southland
Hometown: Opelika, AL
High School: Beauregard
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Selected by: Baltimore Ravens
Round: 3
Pick (Overall): 24 (88)
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Pick Analysis: The Ravens grab a dual-threat playmaker with outstanding ball skills. Webb has a knack for getting his hands on the ball and he's dynamic in the return game. He will compete for playing time as a sub-defender in the Ravens' scheme.
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Overview

A versatile defensive back who his career at Southern Miss and showed real potential as a redshirt sophomore. He was dismissed from the team in January 2007, leading him to transfer to Nicholls State. In his two years playing for the Colonels, he was an All-American (seven INTs, 15 PBU) and a star on kick returns (425 punt-return and 1,060 kickoff-return yards, three scores). In fact, he was the first player in NCAA history to win his conference's offensive, defensive and special teams player of the week awards during his junior year. His ball skills and toughness get him noticed, but scouts wonder what scheme and position he fits best in the NFL.


High School

Three-year starter for coach Rodger McDonald at Beauregard High School ... As a senior, rushed for 738 yards and scored 15 touchdowns ... Finished with 412 yards passing and threw four touchdowns ... Defensively, he had 52 tackles and three fumble recoveries ... Led the state of Alabama with 10 interceptions ... As a junior, he rushed for 1,011 yards and scored 12 touchdowns ... Passed for 731 yards and six touchdowns ... Had 47 tackles, two fumble recoveries and seven interceptions ... As a senior, he helped the team to a 7-4 record and a berth in the state playoffs ... Led the team to a playoff berth as a junior ... Team MVP ... First-team all-state as a defensive back ... Two-time first-team all-state as a defensive back ... Two-time first-team Opelika-Auburn News selection ... Lettered in basketball, where he was an all-state selection and was picked to play in the Mississippi/Alabama All-Star Game as a junior ... Two-time first-team Opelika-Auburn News selection in basketball ... Also ran track, where he won the state long jump and triple jump as a junior ... Two-star (5.2) rating by rivals.com.


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Analysis

Positives: Tough, aggressive defensive back prospect who will likely flourish in a zone system. ... Very willing to support the run and attack quick screens, can secure tackles by wrapping up or effectively cutting. ... Able to read the quarterback and attack the ball with good closing and recovery speed. ... Has the length to cut in front of receivers to knock away the ball. ... Comes off his man in coverage to assist his secondary mates. ... Natural hands for the interception or pass breakup, with the vertical and strength needed to high-point the ball while fighting off the receiver. ... Makes the first man miss with a quick sidestep when fielding punts but also able to run tough and get upfield in a hurry on kickoff returns. ... Plays with great confidence. ... Will be solid on kick-coverage units because of his secure tackling.


Negatives: Corner/safety "tweener" due to his lack of size and elite speed. ... Barely adequate height and length for a corner. ... Thin legs. ... Stiff and slow in his backpedal. ... Slow in his transition from backpedal to attack short routes. ... Finds it difficult to get off blocks from larger receivers. ... Gambles, gets beat on double moves when caught looking into the backfield too much. ... Will dance on kickoff returns on occasion. ... Runs with the ball loose on punt returns. ... Teams will question reasons for transfer from Southern Miss.


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