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Kevon Seymour drafted by Buffalo Bills with 218th Pick

Speedy cornerback Kevon Seymour is selected by the Buffalo Bills at No. 218 overall in the sixth round of the 2016 NFL Draft. 

CB Kevon Seymour

Drafted: Round 6, No. 218

Team: Buffalo Bills

Bio Info

Pasadena (Calif.) Muir
5-foot-11, 186 pounds [USC Pro Day]
4.39 second 40
30 3/4-inch arm length
9-inch hands
12 reps on bench press 
35-inch vertical jump [USC Pro Day]
124-inch broad jump
4.18 second 20-yard shuttle

Scout Pre-Draft Rankings

Two-star prospect
No. 31 cornerback in the draft
No. 255 overall prospect

Other Draft Rankings

CBS: No. 170 overall, No. 21 CB
ESPN: No. 193 overall, No. 23 CB No. 30 CB

USC Career:

Kevon Seymour finished his career with 126 career tackles with one interception in each of his final three years. Unfortunately, Seymour was beset by injuries in his senior season when he was expected to have a big year. He missed three games and lost his starting job to Iman Marshall after a knee injury in Week 3. He never regained that spot, but routinely played 25-40 snaps when able to play. Seymour finished with 24 tackles on the year with an interception that he returned 27 yards. He also had one pass deflection.

Before being injured, Seymour had been a two-year starter and was only getting better. He had 49 tackles as a junior with an interception, but he made his impact with 13 breakups and 14 pass deflections. As a sophomore, he had 48 tackles, including two for loss, an interception, six breakups and seven pass deflections. The speedy Seymour has great burst, but that was sapped by the knee injury. If fully recovered, Seymour could be a steal that is capable of getting down the field to cover kicks on special teams.

Just like at USC, Seymour will have an opportunity to learn from Nickell Robey while having to cover Robert Woods across the line.

Bottom Line Breakdown: 

“Seymour's lost playing time coupled with his injury issues do not bode well for his draft standing, but he's got decent size and quality speed and athleticism doesn't appear to be a problem. Seymour needs to prove he can be a more physical tackler and he might be better suited playing for a defense that stresses man­-off coverage.” –

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