2017 NFL Draft

Kayvon Webster, CB

School: South Florida  |  Conference: BIGE
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Opa Locka, FL
Height/Weight: 5-11 / 195 lbs.
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03/28/2013 - 2013 South Florida Pro Day: Kayvon Webster, CB (5-10 5/8, 197 pounds) - The agile cornerback clocked in a 4.17 in the short shuttle run and went 6.89 in the cone drill. He has already taken part in workouts with the New England Patriots and Carolina Panthers, and has one scheduled with the Miami Dolphins. Webster showed off his speed last month at the NFL Scouting Combine with a 4.41 40. - Gil Brandt, NFL.com

11/30/2012 - Another University of South Florida senior is headed to a showcase game after finishing his senior season - this time, it's CB Kayvon Webster. Webster has accepted an invitation to play in the East-West Shrine Game at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg on Jan. 13, 2013. He becomes the second Bull confirmed for a showcase game after DT Cory Grissom accepted an invite to the Senior Bowl earlier this week. OL Danous Estenor said he's talked with some of the organizers of the East-West Shrine Game and hopes to pick up an official invitation sometime this week. LB Sam Barrington said he's waiting until after USF plays its final game of the season Saturday to begin looking at options for senior showcase games.

Coach Skip Holtz said he doesn't play a huge role in getting his seniors onto the rosters of these games, with players being selected by NFL talent evaluators, rather than college coaches campaigning for their guys. "Most of that is done through the NFL and their grading system and the heads of those bowl games," Holtz said. "From what I understand in talking to a couple of them, they utilize a lot of the NFL grading systems. It's not a lobby system, it's an evaluation process that they put together."

Along with each school's individual pro day, the senior showcase games are the players' chance to be evaluated by scouts on an individual basis. USF's pro day is typically in mid to late March. - Michael Manganello, Tampa Bay Online

10/01/2012 - WEEK 5 BIG EAST HONOR ROLL: Kayvon Webster, Sr., CB, USF, Opa Locka, Fla.,....Had career highs with 12 tackles, two tackles for loss and two pass breakups in a 30-17 loss to No. 4/4 Florida State. - BIG EAST football

08/07/2012 - South Florida cornberback Kayvon Webster has such high-regard for Champ Bailey's press coverage skills he will often proclaim "Champ has arrived at practice," when he's asked to jam a receiver at the line. Renowned for his physical prowess and ability to press receivers, Webster is one of the most intense, aggressive corners in the Big East. It's one reason why Webster earned All-Big East second team honors last season. Despite the accolades Webster remains humble, but hungry. "I haven't done anything yet," Webster said. To that end, Webster worked arduously with Dallas Cowboys and former USF cornerback Mike Jenkins throughout the summer. Jenkins provided helpful tips on reading a quarterback's drop steps, focusing on the direction of a quarterback's shoulders and anticipating a reciever's break. Webster said the pointers will help him close quicker on the ball. The 5-foot-11, 198 pound senior has been an integral part of the defense since arriving on campus in 2009. As a true freshman, Webster recorded 30 tackles and an interception in six starts. In 2011, Webster finished with two interceptions and seven pass break-ups. In Webster's first two seasons he had just two break-ups combined. Though Webster places team goals ahead of individual pursuits, he could become the conference's top NFL draft prospect at corner with a spectacular season. In order to get there, Jenkins, the former USF corner, has implored Webster to remain self-assured when playing on an island. "He told me just to believe in myself and play with confidence," Webster said. - Matt Rybaltowski, CBSSports.com


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