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Report: Davis Webb could entice teams to trade into late first round

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With the annual desperation for quarterbacks about to manifest itself again, it’s time for he annual surprise at a guy getting drafted higher than anyone anticipated.

This time, it might be Cal’s Davis Webb.

According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, there’s some thought that a team might trade back into the first round to take Webb.

He cites one national scout who said Webb has “Dak-like intangibles,” and there are only a few problems with comparing him to Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott.

First, Prescott was a fourth-round pick who no one knew was anything other than an intriguing project before Tony Romo got hurt. Second, “intangibles” is a common misspelling of “Ezekiel Elliott and the best offensive line in football.”

Other than the inherent silliness of comparing players to guys they don’t share many traits with, there’s something to it. Webb has gained many fans throughout the process because of his work ethic and other coach-on-the-field qualities.

And with more teams looking for quarterbacks than quarterbacks available, he could stand to benefit.

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12 Responses to “Report: Davis Webb could entice teams to trade into late first round”
  1. boston444 says: Apr 26, 2017 2:26 PM

    Saw this guy play at Texas Tech quite a few times. Not a very good QB when throwing the ball more than 15 yards from the line of scrimmage. Anyone who spends higher than a mid to late third round pick on him is crazy.

  2. magikskillz says: Apr 26, 2017 2:31 PM

    First, Prescott was a fourth-round pick who no one knew was anything other than an intriguing project before Tony Romo got hurt. Second, “intangibles” is a common misspelling of “Ezekiel Elliott and the best offensive line in football.”

    So if the Cowboys great offensive line makes Dak Prescott overrated, then why doesn’t it make Ezekiel Elliot overrated? Bottomline Zeke and Dak look like solid young players but the jury is still out. Yes, the offensive line helps them look better. But that line didn’t make Brandon Weeden or Mark Sanchez look like superstars or even quality players. So saying the line is the only thing making Dak and Zeke relevant is asinine.
    ~Not a cowboys fan

  3. jamesefallen says: Apr 26, 2017 2:39 PM

    Surprised that “National Scout” Rapport talked to even has a job. Unless its scouting baseball. What a stupid thing to say.

  4. kcflake says: Apr 26, 2017 2:43 PM

    A fan website for my team evaluated 8 qb’s likely to be drafted. Webb had the worst passing accuracy of the bunch. I don’t see why he would be worth a 1st rounder. I wouldn’t draft him before round 3 or 4.

  5. teal379 says: Apr 26, 2017 2:50 PM

    This guy has MN written all over him. Watch Spielman go after him hard.

  6. kleppnasty says: Apr 26, 2017 2:52 PM

    I don’t understand the NFL. There are less than 16 quality starting QBs and almost no ‘franchise’ QBs in the NFL, yet they treat each draft as if it might have several.
    Teams should approach the draft with the mindset that they are drafting a back up QB unless they have an established good Oline and Defense.
    Elway, Kelly, Manning are very rare worthy high end picks. Seems more beneficial to build the entire team first and then plug in a Flacco, Big Ben or Wilson.

  7. QB Film Room says: Apr 26, 2017 2:55 PM

    So If Webb has Dak Like Intangibles, What does that Make Mahomes? Remember Kingsbury chose Mahomes over Webb…

  8. zoneread510 says: Apr 26, 2017 2:58 PM

    I would only draft him as a developmental QB. Meaning, If I had a QB that was nearing the end of their career, I would probably take him the 3rd or 4th round at the earliest. A team like Arizona, Pittsburgh, New York (Giants), New Orleans, Kansas City, and Los Angeles (Chargers). These teams already have a QB, but may be nearing the end of their careers. This gives a team a chance to bring Webb in and try and develop him. However, I’m sure this was Dallas’ thought when they had taken Prescott, but got their franchise QB. Although, Prescott was a much more accomplished college QB than Webb.

  9. electricfootballlivesmfcaforum says: Apr 26, 2017 2:58 PM

    If there is no daily pre draft story to push certain prospects OUT of the first round, then let’s drum up a story to get certain prospects INTO the first round.
    Typical.

  10. 24hoursinaday24beersinacase says: Apr 26, 2017 3:27 PM

    First, Prescott was a fourth-round pick who no one knew was anything other than an intriguing project before Tony Romo got hurt. Second, “intangibles” is a common misspelling of “Ezekiel Elliott and the best offensive line in football.”

    So if the Cowboys great offensive line makes Dak Prescott overrated, then why doesn’t it make Ezekiel Elliot overrated? Bottomline Zeke and Dak look like solid young players but the jury is still out. Yes, the offensive line helps them look better. But that line didn’t make Brandon Weeden or Mark Sanchez look like superstars or even quality players. So saying the line is the only thing making Dak and Zeke relevant is asinine.
    ~Not a cowboys fan

    ——————————————————————
    Bo Jackson got Marc Wilson into the Pro bowl. So yes intangibles make a difference.

  11. finsbooyah says: Apr 26, 2017 3:28 PM

    First, Prescott was a fourth-round pick who no one knew was anything other than an intriguing project before Tony Romo got hurt. Second, “intangibles” is a common misspelling of “Ezekiel Elliott and the best offensive line in football.”
    =========================================

    Uhhhh are you serious with that? So you’re saying a QB who has a good RB and excellent O-Line can’t also be a hard-worker and good leader on and off the field? This is an utterly moronic statement and reeks of coming from an obvious hater.

    By the way, I am in no way a Cowboy fan. Just had to point out how unnecessarily dumb that comment is.

  12. waynefontesismyfather says: Apr 26, 2017 3:44 PM

    Yeah because the last great Cal QB (Goff) was so wonderful and is lighting the NFL on fire…let’s go get the next great Cal QB.

    #please

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