"No, everybody will probably try and sit up here and say "yeah I had him". "So that was the last time I was in that area". Which is why they just drafted an heir apparent who could take over in two or three years.
Plus, if Webb can get the peak years of Odell Beckham Jr., Sterling Shepard and first-round pick tight end Evan Engram, who knows what he could blossom into with the Giants. Webb had a quarterback rating of 135.6.
Davis Webb's arm is considered very live and a strong one. Nevertheless, they did not have them taking Webb until Round 2.
The newest Giant is off the board, but his favorite target from 2016 is still available after three rounds, to the surprise of some. He then lost the job to Patrick Mahomes, whom was selected 10th overall by the Kansas City Chiefs.
"You're going to draft a quarterback that's not going to play for at least 3-4 years?"
As it relates to Webb, he's seen as being in the second tier of quarterbacks with the likes of DeShone Kizer and Brady Kaaya. Manning is 16 games behind his brother, Peyton Manning, for the second-longest streak at the position ever, and 110 games behind the all-time iron quarterback, Brett Favre. "I have a long way to go, and there's no better organization out there".
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It's one thing to teach a quarterback plays on a whiteboard, and another to hope those lessons stick when 300-pound bodies are flying around. An NFL executive told Jeremiah that the Browns take up impact players at picks No. 1 and 12 and trade trade back into the bottom of the first round for Webb.
The former Golden Bears quarterback, originally at Texas Tech to start his collegiate tenure, was supplanted by Mahomes in Lubbock. The Giants obviously drafted Webb with an idea of making him Manning's successor, much as the Packers did with Rodgers. Quite honestly, they have a right to feel that way.
Reese and the rest of the team's personnel department have made no secret that they're maximizing a window.
"We hope that Eli continues to play at a high level and this guy can develop", Reese said, via comments distributed by the team. "So I am just excited to be in the same quarterback room as him and we will see what happens", Webb said Friday night after being drafted.
After initially being graded as a fourth- or third-round talent by most media analysts, news started to spread that he was more highly regarded by scouts within the NFL.
Ben McAdoo downplayed the significance of the selection when asked if the decision came with "more gravity" than others. He will need a lot of time to develop at the National Football League level.