The Patriots Rookie Spotlight is a daily series where I will go down the list and break down each of the 10 players taken in the 2019 NFL Draft. So far we have covered WR N’Keal Harry, DB Joejuan Williams, DE Chase Winovich, RB Damien Harris, OT Yodny Cajuste, OG Hjalte Froholdt, QB Jarrett Stidham, DT Byron Cowart and P Jake Bailey. Today we will break down CB Ken Webster, the last Patriot draft pick.
Ken Webster was a seventh round pick (252 Overall) out of Ole Miss. Webster has a solid frame at 5’11’ 203 lbs. He was drafted for his raw athletic ability that he featured when he ran a 4.43 40-yard dash, leapt for a 43″ inch vertical jump, and put up 18 reps of 225 at the combine.
Talented Run Stopper
What stood out about Webster’s game was his tackling ability and block shedding. He showed consistent ability to drop his shoulder and drop an opposing ball carrier. Ken Webster is very strong and uses that to his advantage. He wrestles his way around blocks and has a strong press. His press does need work, but he can really jam a receiver at the line if he connects. Webster also is good at bullying receivers and driving them into the boundaries but needs a lot of work to refine his overall coverage skills.
Future With The Patriots
Ken Webster will more than likely have to contribute on special teams to make the 53-man roster. If not, he may be headed for the practice squad. The Patriots have good depth at the cornerback position, With Stephen Gilmore at the helm. He would have to have a phenomenal camp and preseason to get on the field on defense. I expect Webster to be a reserve corner that may be a role player down the line.
If you liked this article, check out some other installments of this series, where I covered the players listed below. This was the last part of the Patriots Rookie Spotlight. I enjoyed covering this crop of talented rookies, and I hope you follow along for my future articles.