According to the Chicago Tribune, the Bears have signed seventh-round pick J’Marcus Webb to a four-year contract.
Financial terms weren’t disclosed. Webb becomes the second rookie drafted in April to sign a contract. Texans sixth-round pick Trindon Holliday put pen to paper on a four-year deal late last week.
Webb appeared in 12 games (0 starts) for the Texas Longhorns as a true freshman in 2006. He’d transfer to community college, and ultimately landed in the Division-II ranks at West Texas A&M.
Webb took over as the Buffaloes’ starting left tackle as a junior, protecting Rams 2009 sixth-round pick Keith Null’s blind side. Last season, Webb was honored as an Associated Press third-team Little All-American, which awards players from Division II, Division III, and NAIA.
West Texas A&M uses a shotgun-heavy spread offense. Also factoring in the relatively weak competition Webb has faced and his draft status, the 22-year-old may be headed for Chicago’s practice squad this season.