I know we have discussed this player in previous threads, but....thinking outside the box, I decided I'd see if I could come up with any players in the upcoming draft that can play more than one position and/or convert to one or more positions. Obviously, OL, DL & DB's can often be found that can interchange between similar positions. I'm thinking more in the lines of a guy Like OG-Sweezy that can switch from defense to offense and fit in.
After a lot of search and study, the best scenario I can come up with is a player that could
conceivably be a fit at DE or OLB or LEO on defense and possibly TE on offense. The physical
measurable #'s seem to be there in spades plus he's projected round 6 or 7.
Larry Webster, DE + TE?, OLB/LEO? Combine #'s = 6'-6", 252, 33.5"-arms, 10-1/8" hands,
4.58/40, 1.57-10-yd.split, 36.5"-vert, 123"-broad, 7.29-3-cone & 17-reps.
Stats: 2013: 16-TFL's & 12.5 sacks & 9-QBH. 2012: 15-TFL's & 13.5 sacks (at Bloomsburg).
""On the basketball court, Webster was named the PSAC Eastern Division Player of the Year for the 2011-12 season, finishing as the school's all-time career leader in blocks (175). Webster's father, Larry Webster Jr., played 11 years in the NFL at defensive end.""
Link: http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/draft/play ... ry-webster
----He is obviously extremely athletic and is very much an exciting prospect. I have read online
(somewhere) that he had 2 receiving TD's when he was played at TE a few times in the red zone
during his college career. IMO: Webster seems to have near elite speed, uncommon jumping abilities
and great overall #'s for a DE or as a TE, or even a OLB/LEO.
----Comparison with all combine DE's:
#2 in DE 40-yd dash at 4.58, (behind only Clowney's 4.53)
#4 in DE broad jump at 123", tied with Jeffcoat & Moore, (behind Clowney, H Jones & K Martin)
#5 in DE vert jump at 36.5", (behind only Clowney, Gayle, H Jones, C Smith)
#12 in DE arm length at 33.5", ( tied with Barr & Mims, behind 11 others out of 32 total DE's.)
#1 in DE height at 6'-6", (tied with Clark, Hart, K Martin & Mauro). +/-
----Comparison with all combine TE's:
#2 in TE 40-yd. dash at 4.58, (behind only A C Leonard at #1).
#3 in TE broad jump at 123", (behind only Colt Lyeria & A C Leonard tied at #1)
#2 in TE vert jump at 36.5, (behind only Colt Lyeria with 39".)
#7 in TE hand size at 10-1/8", (tied with two others, behind several others.)
#1 in TE in height, tied at 6'-6" (with Gilmore, Jensen, Naivar & Niklas). +/-
----Comparison with all combine LB's:
#3 in LB 40-yd dash at 4.58, (only Kevin Pierre-Lewis & Telvin Smith were faster)
#4 in LB broad jump at 123", tied with Barrow, (behind only Mack, Pierre-Lewis & Shazier
#7 in LB vert. jump at 36.5", (behind Bradford, Hubbard, Mack, P-Lewis, Shazer & Shembo).
#6 in LB Arm length at 33.5", tied with Hitchens, (behind Barr, Mack, Powell, Pierre-Lewis, T Smith)
#1 in LB height, tied at 6'-6", with Adrian Hubbard. +/-
""Played in 2014 East-West Shrine Game. Shrine report: Is a long and athletic athlete who has a lot of tools to play in the NFL, be it defensive end or tight end. Joined the football team after basketball season in 2012.""
Link: http://www.ourlads.com/ncaa-football-de ... ter/105960
""Bloomsburg DE Larry Webster (6-6, 249) has an athletic and intriguing skill-set that is tough to ignore. He displayed excellent quickness, natural bend and the flexibility to play in space and win with speed off the edge. Webster, who starred for four years on the basketball court in college, needs to get stronger and add meat to his lean, lanky body type.""
Link: ttp://www.nfldraftscout.com/ratings/dsp ... &genpos=DE