Round | Team | Pos. | School | Name
DB (6-0, 199, 4.59)
Has good size and man-to-man cover skills. Is technically sound and proven in press-man coverage. Is aggressive and tough in coverage. Has very good instincts. Will do a good job of pressing WR's at the LOS. Has long arms and a strong upper body. He is smooth for a taller cornerback. Shows the ability to transition smoothly and doesn't open his hips too early. Shows good balance in his backpedal and burst out of it. Closes quickly on the ball in the short-passing game. Also possesses excellent leaping ability (39-inch vertical), long arms and extremely good ball skills to challenge on the deep ball. Is a playmaker when the ball is in the air. Biggest concern is his lack of ideal speed. He's at his best in press man-to-man coverage but lacks great makeup speed if he makes a mistake. Might need to be protected a lot more in the vertical passing game in the NFL than he has been in college. Lacks experience in zone coverage. Hamstring and foot injuries really set him back in 2004. Durability is a serious concern. Is below average in run support. Not overly physical in that facet and will miss too many open field tackles. Mental capacity a concern; scored a 12 on Wonderlic Test.Webster was also a highly recruited basketball star in high school but elected to play football. He played wide receiver his first two seasons at LSU but moved to cornerback in 2002, where he wound up as a consensus first team All-SEC and led the SEC with seven interceptions in his first season as a starter. He returned as a fulltime starter in his 2003 junior season and continued to improve his technique and consistency at the position. Webster was granted an extra season of eligibility (2004) after he was ineligible as a true freshman in 2000 but struggled through his final season due to a nagging hamstring injury and turf toe. Webster showed a great deal of toughness trying to play through injuries as a senior but he was nowhere near 100-percent. The first game that he was even close to full strength was against Alabama (Nov. 13), when he intercepted a key pass in the end zone and returned it 44 yards. Webster began the 2004 season as a sure-fire first round pick but missed one game because of injury and also missed time in several others. While it isn't fair to judge him on his hobbled senior season in 2004, there is some concern that Webster will never regain the same quickness and speed that he once had because of complications regarding his foot. In our opinion, Webster is still worth drafting in the mid-to-late range of the second round but if he drops considerably on draft day it will be as a result of long-term durability concerns.
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