Photo of Larry Webster
Drafted By: Lions

Combine Results

Grade
5.32 ?
  • 4.58 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 17 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 36.5 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 123.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 7.29 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.44 SEC
    Top Performer
Blue Star  =  Combine Top Performer

Draft Analysis:

"He's a former basketball player. He played defensive end at Bloomsburg. He played defensive end at the East-West Shrine Game. It will be interesting to see if he moves to tight end in Detroit." -- Mike Mayock

  • 6'6" Height
  • 33 1/2" Arm Length
  • 252LBS. Weight
  • 10 1/8" Hands

Overview

His father, Larry, was an NFL defensive lineman from 1992-2002 with the Dolphins, Browns, Ravens and Jets. The Maryland native turned to football before the 2012 season after playing four years of basketball (2008-2012) for Bloomsburg, a Division II school in Pennsylvania. Finished his hoops career averaging 11.1 points and 7.2 rebounds per game and set a school record with 175 career blocked shots. Moved to the gridiron in the fall of 2012 and had 39 tackles, 15 tackles for loss and a school-record 13.5 sacks with two passes batted and one forced fumble in 12 games. Also caught two passes for eight yards and two touchdowns. Had nearly identical defensive statistics in 2013, tallying 49 tackles, 16 tackles for loss, 12.5 sacks with two passes batted and one forced fumble in 12 games. Was a finalist for the Cliff Harris Award, given annually to the top small-school defensive player.

Analysis

Strengths

Very good size-speed ratio. Can win at the snap with his natural bend, hip flexibility and initial take-off quickness. Closes fast to the ball. Has NFL pedigree. Has seen action as a goal-line receiving threat and effortlessly adjusts to the ball. Posted the second-fastest 40-yard dash time (4.58 seconds) of any defensive lineman at the NFL combine behind only Jadeveon Clowney and recorded a 36 1/2-inch vertical jump.

Weaknesses

Underdeveloped body. Tends to play too tall and can be run at and neutralized by power. Lacks weight-room strength and explosion and has not learned how to convert speed to power. Raw hand use -- is still learning how to disengage from blocks. Average eyes and instincts -- often late to locate the ball. Not a strong tackler and does not show knockback body power. Must adjust to facing better competition than he saw in the Pennsylvania State Athletics Conference.

Draft Projection

Rounds 4-5

Bottom Line

A gifted athlete with NFL pedigree and intriguing developmental tools as a speed rusher, Webster could prove to be better fit as a flex tight end in the pros, possessing more of an offensive temperament and the size, wingspan, athletic ability and coordination to create mismatches in a similar mold as Broncos TE Julius Thomas and Browns TE Jordan Cameron exiting college with limited football experience.
-Nolan Nawrocki
C
Grade Title
9.00-10 Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-8.99 Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99 Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49 Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.50-6.99 Chance to become Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.00-6.49 Should become instant starter
5.50-5.99 Chance to become NFL starter
5.20-5.49 NFL backup or special teams potential
5.01-5.19 Better-than-average chance to make NFL roster
5.00 50-50 Chance to make NFL roster
4.75-4.99 Should be in an NFL training camp
4.50-4.74 Chance to be in an NFL training camp
No Grade Likely needs time in developmental league.

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