Ken Webster

Mississippi
CB

Prospect Info

College
Mississippi
Hometown
Class
Decatur, GA
Senior
Height
Weight
Arms
5' 11"
203 lbs
32”
Hands
8 7/8”

Prospect Grade

4.99
Should Be in an NFL Training Camp
How We Grade

2019 Draft Results

Drafted by
New England
Patriots
Round 7 ‧ Pick 38
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40 Yard Dash
4.43u
Seconds
 
Bench Press
18
Reps
 
Vertical Jump
43.0
INCHES
 
Broad Jump
133.0
INCHES
 
3 Cone Drill
6.85
Seconds
 
20 Yd Shuttle
4.14
Seconds
 
60 Yd Shuttle
--
Seconds
 
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Kendarius Webster was the 2013 Class 4A Defensive Player of the Year in Georgia as a high school senior with seven interceptions and also had three returns for touchdowns. The four-star prospect signed on in Oxford for the 2014 season, receiving a fair amount of playing time, even starting one of the 12 games in which he played (22 tackles, two pass breakups). He started all 13 games as a sophomore, posting 41 tackles, three for loss, an interception and 11 pass breakups. Webster had five tackles and two pass breakups against Oklahoma in the Sugar Bowl at the end of the year. Unfortunately, he missed every game except the opener of the 2016 season after tearing multiple knee ligaments in Week 1. Webster was suspended (along with one of his teammates) for the first game of the 2017 season due to a shoplifting arrest. He started five of the 10 games he played that year, compiling 29 tackles, 1.5 for loss, and two pass breakups. Webster was a part-time starter in 2018 as well (three of 10 games played), but tied for the team lead with two interceptions while making 33 tackles and six pass breakups.
By Lance Zierlein
NFL Analyst
Draft Projection
Priority free agent
Overview
Part-time outside cornerback who has failed to live up to expectations after a fast start at Ole Miss. Webster is compact and strong and shows some talent as a run defender, but he lacks juice as man cover corner and is too inconsistent from press. His best opportunity might be to re-brand as a run-support nickel cornerback or dime linebacker on the next level.
Strengths
  • Above-average upper body strength
  • Heavy hands when he gets into receivers from press
  • Physical redirect of routes from zone coverage
  • Jams receivers against boundary on outside release
  • Flashes downhill burst when play is in front of him
  • Able to punch and gain separation versus blocks
  • Unafraid to put his nose in as tackler
  • Adequate aggressiveness as wrap-up tackler
Weaknesses
  • Gets caught in no-man's land on smash routes
  • Struggles with patience and consistent mirror in press
  • Passes defended often due more to drops than plays on the ball
  • Gives away too much space underneath in Cover-3
  • Below-average field awareness from zone
  • Needs to pass targets off with better timing
  • Missed 2016 with knee injury and cover talent has suffered since then
  • Very average lateral burst to match route breaks
  • Suspended for a game in 2017 after an arrest for shoplifting

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GRADE
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