Corey Jonas Webster plays as a cornerback for the NFL’s New York Giants. Webster, who came out of Louisiana State University (LSU), was a second round pick in the 2005 NFL Draft. He was the 43rd pick overall. He went to LSU as a wideout but coach Nick Saban turned him into a corner.
Since signing with the Giants, Webster has played in a total of 41 games as either a corner or on special teams. He’s made a total of 100 tackles with 93 being solo stops. He’s tallied one sack and two interceptions. Webster also scored one touchdown. At times he’s seen limited service, being taken off the playing roster and reassigned to the practice squad.
The corner and special teams player possesses sound skills and is athletic. When the ball is airborne and up for grabs, his leaping ability allows him to find it. On long routes, his lack of speed is a liability but in the red-zone he has the potential to excel. He plants and drives well, can close in on balls quickly and has better than average anticipation. With solid fundamentals and sound instincts, he’s a capable corner but vertical routes can severely tax his abilities. In college, Webster had injury issues that caused him to lose playing time and hampered his development.
Webster was a member of the Giants’ 2007 Super Bowl XLII Championship team. He stands six feet and weighs 202 pounds.