Draft Capsule: CB B.W. Webb

Draft Capsule: CB B.W. Webb

March 16, 2013, 7:00 pm
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Mark Strotman

B.W. Webb

5-10 | 184 lbs.

Career stats:

11 INT, 2 INT for TD; 70 punt returns, 8.6 avg.

Projection:

3rd Round

Strengths:

Webb is versatile in that he also can act as a team's punt and kick returner. As a cornerback, however, he has the speed and agility to stay with even the fastest wide receivers in the league. He was named a first-team all-conference member his last three seasons, and though he failed to record an interception in 2012, it was more a product of opposing quarterbacks not throwing his way than lack of success. He's physical at the point of attack and has a good sense of where he is on the field.

Weaknesses:

Webb will draw question marks because of his small school, but it's his small stature that may really hurt him. Because he stands just 5-foot-10, Webb is suited best for a zone defense, and his footwork and hand-checks need work. Not particularly great against the run, but doesn't shy away from hits. He's a risky play because of his FCS-level status, and without having teams having much to go on film-wise, he becomes even riskier.

Fit for the Bears:

The Bears have depth at cornerback, with starters Charles Tillman and Tim Jennings being named to the Pro Bowl and D.J. Moore and Kelvin Hayden acting as serviceable reserves. While he may not fill a need on defense, his special teams aspect is interesting. With Devin Hester's future in doubt, Webb's film as a punt and kick returner could make him an option if the Bears feel they could also use the depth at cornerback. He's a project, but his speed suggests he could be a sleeper.