Following an impressive workout last month at Cal, quarterback Davis Webb was optimistic about his prospects for the NFL Draft.
“Double-digit teams have told me I’m a first-round guy,” he noted.
When the event arrived, 32 teams decided he wasn’t a first rounder.
Instead, Webb was the 87th pick overall Friday and will take his big arm and endless confidence to the New York Giants.
Webb, a graduate transfer who played one season at Cal, threw 37 touchdowns and 12 interceptions in the Bear Raid offense.
His draft position generally followed projections.
“I’m not as high on him as some others,” ESPN analyst Mel Kiper said before the draft. “I love his size and ability to see the field, and he can make all the throws.
“It’s just the accuracy. I saw some throws that left you scratching your head. Some people think he could go second round. I would not think about Davis Webb that early. On my list, he’d be a little overrated.”
Webb is the fourth Cal quarterback drafted this century. The others: Kyle Boller, Aaron Rodgers and Jared Goff, who were all first-round picks.