Cowboys select cornerback B.W. Webb in the Fourth Round

With the 114th pick of the 2013 NFL draft, the Cowboys chose cornerback B.W. Webb from William & Mary. At 5’10″ and 185 lbs., he has decent size for a corner.  He is deceptively strong, posting 14 reps of 225 lbs in the bench press at the combine.  He also flashed top end explosiveness with top scores in the broad jump, vertical leap test and 20-yard shuttle drill.

Jan 26, 2013; Mobile, AL, USA; Senior Bowl south squad defensive back B.W. Webb of William

Webb’s coverage and ball skills are high level, even though the competition he played against may not have been.  While he can play man coverage, his forte is certainly in the zone.  His 4.51 40-yd dash time translates well to closing speed, however he is not going to light anybody up with his tackling and at times, displays questionable desire to make big hits.

Webb’s initial support to the team will come in dime packages and possibly in the kick and punt return game.  He will likely serve as a backup to Orlando Scandrick in nickel situations covering super quick slot receivers and will add depth in a league that is shifting heavily to relentless passing attacks.

Think of Webb as a poor-man’s Pac-Man Jones minus all the off the field issues.  For a fourth round pick, he represents good value.  There were other players still available that fit more immediate needs for the Cowboys, however you can never have too many capable defensive backs in today’s NFL.

Topics: 2013 NFL Draft, B.W. Webb, Dallas Cowboys

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