Kevon Seymour showed off his speed and athleticism on the final day of the NFL Combine, giving his draft stock a boost in Indianapolis.
Former USC cornerback Kevon Seymour still has to answer for the injury concerns from his career, but he gave scouts at the NFL Combine a nice taste of his ability by excelling in speed drills.
Measurements: 5’11” | 186 lbs | 30 3/4″ arms | 9″ handsBench: 12 reps40-yard dash: 4.39Vertical: 35″Broad: 124″20-yard shuttle: 4.18
It was a good Monday for Seymour, who showed well in physical testing at nearly every level.
Seymour’s headline showing was in the 40-yard dash as he posted an official 4.39 second run, sixth best among all DBs and eight best among all players at the Combine. The cornerback was pegged as a potential standout in the drill before the weekend and he delivered with the show of speed.
With a 4.18-second 20-yard shuffle, Seymour also posted one of the top performance in that drill. As the 12th best time of the day, he showed off explosive acceleration and agility.
At the bench press, Seymour’s 12 reps were firmly in the middle of the pack. That was also the case for his vertical jump of 35 inches and broad jump of 124 inches. Even though those numbers won’t jump off the page, they establish him within acceptable averages for athletes at cornerback with no noticeable red flags.
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Following his junior season, Seymour looked like a rising prospect but a disappointing senior campaign set his draft stock back quite a bit.
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Injuries had been a regular concern throughout his career and two knee sprains in 2015 didn’t help ease concerns about his body holding up. In that sense, proving to scouts that he has healed up will have solidified his position as he looks to secure a middle rounds selection.
During physical drills at the Combine, he proved why his stock was on the rise in the first place by displaying blazing speed and solid athleticism.
Though there are certainly questions that still need answering about his apparent presence in the doghouse during 2015, few other USC players in Indianapolis had as good a week as Seymour.