New York, NY-- USF DB Kayvon Webster was selected 90th overall by the Denver Broncos in the third round of the 2013 NFL Draft. He becomes the Bulls ninth NFL Draft pick over the last four years.
"I couldn't be more excited to be a part of the Denver franchise," said Webster. "I've been dreaming about this night my entire life. I've had so much support from my family, friends, the people in Miami, the people at USF, I'm just so excited. But, this is just the continuation of my journey. I'm ready to go to work and I'm going to prove the Broncos right for drafting me."
With the selection, Webster becomes the eighth Bulls defensive back to be selected in the NFL Draft. He joins Mistral Raymond (Minnesota Vikings, 2011), Nate Allen (Philadelphia Eagles, 2010), Jerome Murphy (St. Louis Rams, 2010), Mike Jenkins (Dallas Cowboys, 2009), Trae Williams (Philadelphia Eagles, 2009), J.R. Reed (Philadelphia Eagles, 2004) and Anthony Henry (Cleveland Browns, 2001).
"He has excellent cover skills and speed, which you need in this league," Executive Vice President of Football Operations John Elway said on Twitter shortly after the selection.
Webster, a 2011 second-team All-BIG EAST selection, played in 49 games, starting 32, during his four-year career with USF. He tallied 190 tackles, two sacks, 8.5 TFL, three INT, 15 PBU, four forced fumble and two fumble recoveries. Last season, Webster led the team in tackles with 82 to go along with two sacks, four TFL, six PBU and three forced fumbles.