Chicago Bears seventh-round draft pick J’Marcus Webb, an offensive tackle from West Texas A&M, has already made an impression on his position coach, Mike Tice.
During a private workout last month, Tice was holding a blocking pad and Webb hit Tice so hard that he chipped the coach’s tooth. Tice told the team’s web site that Webb had the best punch of the five prospects he personally worked out.
At 6-foot-8 and 335 pounds, Webb has the size to play in the NFL, and he showed as a freshman at Texas that he can play with the big boys, although he decided after his freshman year to transfer to West Texas A&M for what he described as personal reasons.
“I’m ready to play, no doubt about that,” Webb said. “I don’t feel like there’s anybody that can get in my way. I’m ready to play on this level, on any level.”