The Denver Broncos have looked at just about every draftable Cornerback prospect this year. At least it seems that way. Well, here is another one per Andrew Mason:
B.W. Webb, yep that is his given name, is a 5-10, 184 lb. Redshirt Senior Cornerback prospect from William & Mary. He is ranked 13th out of 255 Cornerback prospects and 93rd overall. At the Combine, Webb had a 40 Time of 4.51 seconds. He is projected as a 3rd round draft pick in April.
#2 B.W. Webb
Born: January 7, 1990 (age 23)
Major: Kinesiology & Health Sciences
Arm Length-30 1/4"
Hand Length-9 5/8"
20 Yd Shuttle-3.84
60 Yd Shuttle-11.06
Lateral Agility Score-0.67
- 1st team All-CAA (2010, 2011, 2012)
- CAA co-Special Teams Player of the Year (2012)
- 2nd team All-CAA (2009)
- CAA Defensive Rookie of the Year (2009)
Webb finished his career at William & Mary with nine postseason all-conference honors, and set a school record with 48 career starts. He totaled 151 Tackles, 7.5 Tackles For a Loss, 30 Pass Breakups, 11 Interceptions, 2 Touchdowns, 1 Forced Fumble and 2 Fumble Recoveries as one of the nation’s top Cornerbacks. B.W. also returned Kickoffs and Punts for the Tribe, with 13 Kick Returns for a 15.9 yard average and 70 Punts for an 8.6 yard average and 2 Touchdowns. Webb was invited to play in the 2013 Senior Bowl and participate at the Combine.
During his Senior year, B.W. garnered 1st-team all-league distinction as a Cornerback for the 3rd consecutive season and earned 2nd-team all-conference honors as a punt returner for the second time. He started all 11 games, totaling 46 tackles, two fumble recoveries, a forced fumble, eight Pass Breakups and a TFL. He also ranked 3rd in the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) with 123 punt return yards and returned a punt 91 yards for a Touchdown against Delaware.
During the 2011 campaign, he earned 1st-team all-conference honors at Cornerback for the 2nd year in a row, finishing the season with 40 Tackles, 3 Tackles For a Loss and 2 Interceptions ... Recorded a career-high eight tackles with a TFL in the season opener at Virginia.
As a Sophomore in 2010, B.W. was selected to the All-CAA 1st Team as a Cornerback while earning 2nd-team honors as a Punt Returner. He finished the season with 42 Tackles, 0.5 TFL, an Interception and six Pass Breakups. Webb ranked 2nd in the conference with 9.8 yards per punt return and was honored as the CAA Special Teams Player of the Week after returning two punts for 73 yards, including a 64-yard Touchdown against VMI.
During his Redshirt Freshman year (2009), Webb was honored as the CAA Defensive Rookie of the Year and the ECAC Rookie of the Year, selected to the All-CAA 2nd Team as a Cornerback and to the all-league 3rd team as a punt returner. He tied for 2nd across the nation with 8 Interceptions and set a single-season freshman school record and tied for 3rd on W&M's single-season list. B.W. posted a pair of pick-sixes and totaled 160 Interception return yards while ranking 2nd in the conference with an 8.2 yard punt return average. Became the first FCS player honored as the FWAA Bronko Nagurski National Defensive Player of the Week after intercepting three passes, one of which he returned 50 yards for a touchdown, in the win at Virginia.
In 2008, Webb was a member of travel squad but did not see any game action.
NFL.COM DRAFT GRADE-74.0
STRENGTHS: Webb is a wiry strong corner with a tenacious attitude whose athleticism jumps off the tape. An aware zone corner with excellent recovery speed, he keeps his eyes in the backfield and reacts quickly to throws in his area. He also has the foot quickness to stay with his man after a cut and an explosive closing burst.
He displays strong hands for Interceptions and has an impressive vertical jump to play the ball in the air and high-point passes. B.W. is a 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. He is competitive in run support and uses good football awareness and body position in coverage. Impact return man on special teams, recording 11.2 yards per punt return as a senior with a touchdown.
WEAKNESSES: Webb has very average size for the position. He needs to improve his consistency to play with the same sense of urgency on each snap. Has room to refine his cover technique, including his hand use and footwork. Plays a lot of zone and off coverage, lacks experience in backpedal. B.W. tends to rely on his athleticism too much. His Press coverage needs a lot of work and he must show scouts he can find the ball in man coverage. Could improve his consistency in run support and as a wrap tackler. Has played most of his games against a lower level of competition, playing college football at the FCS-level.
NFL COMPARISON: Adam Jones (Bengals), Asante Samuel (Falcons)
BOTTOM LINE: Webb has been a star since picking off Virginia three times in the Tribe’s 2009 opening-weekend shocker. The four-year starter has the hands and cover skills (if average size) to be one of the top "small school" prospects in the draft. He projects as at least a reliable nickel back on defense and a regular contributor on special teams -– and possibly more (he has the athleticism and cover skills to play outside), much like recent third-round picks from smaller schools Dwight Bentley (Louisiana-Lafayette) and Lardarius Webb (Nicholls State). After showing he can hold his own at the Senior Bowl, and if he performs well at the combine, his stock could skyrocket to the 3rd round or higher.
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.
2010 Tribe Football: BW Webb Highlights vs. VMI
2011 Tribe Football: BW Webb Highlights vs. Villanova
BW Webb vs Maryland & Lafayette 2012
BW Webb (William & Mary CB) Senior Bowl
B.W. Webb showed his athleticism at the Combine, finishing at the top level in the Vertical Jump, Broad Jump, 20 Yard and 60 yard Shuttles. His high Lateral Agility Score reinforces the excellent recovery reference under his Strengths analysis. He also impressed at the Senior Bowl and held his own. All of his weaknesses, barring his height, can be improved through coaching and since he has such a lengthy Vertical Jump, his stature shouldn’t inhibit his play. Another little guy from a small school who plays aggressive and with a chip on his shoulder, Webb will prove to be a fierce competitor to any team that selects him. He had a 4th round ranking before the Combine and has moved up almost 100 spots since. Webb currently projects to the 3rd round and looks like he’ll stay there through the draft, although the Corner position is extremely deep in 2013.
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