- 2013 William & Mary Pro Day: William & Mary's B.W. Webb displays corner-playing chops...Representatives from 12 NFL teams - including a defensive backs coach from the Cincinnati Bengals - gathered at the pro day held at William & Mary on Thursday, where 11 players went through a workout held outdoors on FieldTurf in 33-degree weather. Cornerback B.W. Webb, who held his own at the Senior Bowl and among the top performers in his position group in four events at the NFL Scouting Combine, was the main attraction.
Webb (5-foot-10 5/8, 183 pounds) only did position drills and looked like he had good quickness and explosion. It appears he could play as a corner on the outside or as a third corner in the slot. Defensive end Sean Lissemore - selected in the seventh round of the 2010 NFL Draft by the Dallas Cowboys - was the last player drafted from William & Mary. William & Mary also produced former Green Bay Packers, Minnesota Vikings and New Orleans Saints defensive back Darren Sharper, as well as Buffalo Bills legend Mark Kelso - who was also a defensive back. - Gil Brandt, NFL.com
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After redshirting in 2008, Webb became a starter as a freshman and was one of the most productive defensive backs in the nation with eight interceptions, including a pair for scores, earning conference rookie of the year honors. He was named First Team All-Conference honors the past three seasons and although he struggled to match the production of his freshman year, opposing quarterbacks didn?t throw to his side of the field.
Despite not recording a pick as a senior, Webb finished with 11 career interceptions and one of the top ?small school? defensive backs in this draft class. He has a nose for the ball and isn?t afraid of taking chances to go after the ball in the air. He doesn?t have ideal strength and has room to improve in a few areas, but his athleticism and competitive drive will be attractive to NFL teams.
Strengths: Fluid athlete with the speed and footwork to hold up in man coverage. Smooth movement skills and fast in pursuit, closing with burst and a finishing mentality. Competitive in run support and won?t shy from contact. Good football awareness and body position in coverage, showing a natural feel for his surroundings. Nice ballskills with 11 interceptions and 30 passes defended over his career. Impact return man on special teams, recording 11.2 yards per punt return as a senior with a touchdown.
Weaknesses: Very average size for the position limited length and growth potential. Needs to improve his consistency in run support and has a wrap tackler. Needs to play with the same sense of urgency on each snap. Room to refine his cover technique, including his hand use and footwork. Lacks ideal experience against top competition, playing college football at the FCS-level.