Friday, July 10, 2009

Ravens' DB Webb a work in progress


Although hampered a bit in OTA’s by a nagging hamstring, rookie Lardarius Webb impressed coaches with his willingness to learn and desire to improve. Webb is a tough DB and he posted the fastest 40 speed among corners at the Combines in February. Webb however is not a peddler – that is he needs work in coverage while retreating and turning. At the moment is instincts are more conducive to the position of safety but team officials are optimistic that he will soon shape into a fine nickel back and perhaps more.

3 comments :

Anonymous said...

Of course Webb is a work in progress. No player in memory has made a successful transition from college safety to quality NFL cornerback. It's difficult to understand the Ravens thought processes here. I wish they would just groom Webb at safety and work him into dime packages this year to use his ball-hawking abilities in obvious pass situations.

donnie b said...

anon--
nmdi asomugha was a safety in college. so was resean mathis....your memory stinks.....2 recent pro bowlers.

donnie b said...

anon--
i can think of two quickly.....asomugha who played safety in pac 10 and resean mathis who played safety at a small school in florida (bethune cookman i think). your memory stinks.