For the second time Friday night, the Broncos went with a surprising choice, taking South Florida corner Kayvon Webster with the 28th pick of the third round (90th overall) in the 2013 Draft.
The 5-10, 195-lb. corner ran an impressive 4.41-second forty at the combine, and the Broncos reportedly met with him at the East-West Shrine Game.
Webster joins a crowded cornerback group featuring Champ Bailey, Chris Harris, Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, Tony Carter, Omar Bolden, and Mario Butler.
Bailey turns 35 in June and is signed through the 2014 season, albeit at a pricey $11M for 2013 and $10.5M for 2014 in total compensation. He's said in the past that he'd someday consider moving to safety, but to this point, there's been no indication that such a shift will occur this year.
Rodgers-Cromartie has a two-year deal with a voidable second year, so he'll be a free agent again next offseason. Harris and Carter are scheduled to become restricted free agents, while Bolden's rookie deal runs through 2015.
Butler is on a one-year deal but figures to be camp fodder at best.
During his four years at USF, Webster played in 49 games (32 starts), accumulating 190 total tackles, including 8.5 for loss and two sacks. He added three interceptions, 15 passes defensed, four forced fumbles, and two recoveries.
In 2011, the Opa-Locka, FL native was named Second-Team All-Big East.
Pre-draft evaluations of Webster have been all over the map, with CBS listing him as their 224th overall prospect, NFL.com grading him as barely being draftable, NFP characterizing him as an early Day 3 pick, and Mike Mayock calling him a first-round talent.
- College stats
- NFL.com profile
- CBS profile
- National Football Post profile
- USF page
- Interview with New Era Scouting
- Andrew Mason
- Stuart Zaas collates reaction to the pick
Updated 11:48am ET