Davis Webb: ‘Double-digit teams have told me I’m a first-round guy’

LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 27: Cal (7) Davis Webb (QB) throws a pass during an NCAA football game between the California Golden Bears and the USC Trojans on October 27, 2016, at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles, CA. (Photo by Brian Rothmuller/Icon Sportswire)
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Former Cal quarterback and 2017 NFL Draft prospect Davis Webb was told by a plethora of professional clubs that he’s a Round 1 guy once the draft rolls around.

“I’ve talked to a lot of NFL people,” Webb said after the Golden Bears’ pro day workouts, per ESPN. “And double-digit teams have told me I’m a first-round guy.”

The 6-foot-5 triggerman out of Prosper, Texas was a mid-round projection after the season, but used a Senior Bowl showcase and the scouting combine to boost his stock.

“Every meeting [with an NFL team] I’ve had, they’ve said I’m one of the best quarterbacks on the board,” Webb said.

There are a handful of quarterbacks that could hear their names called on the first day: North Carolina’s Mitchell Trubisky, Clemson’s Deshaun Watson, Notre Dame’s DeShone Kizer, and Texas Tech’s Patrick Mahomes.

Webb performed at Cal’s pro day on Friday through iffy weather.

“I try to show off a bit,” Webb said. “I try to show them that I know my stuff, about defenses and about fronts. I think my potential is through the roof.”

The former Golden Bears quarterback, originally on Texas Tech to start his collegiate tenure, was supplanted by Mahomes in Lubbock. Webb opted to take his graduate transfer year to Colorado, though he had a change of heart midway through the summer, which landed him in Berkeley with Sonny Dykes’ high-tempo air-raid.

Webb, following in the footsteps of No. 1 overall pick, quarterback Jared Goff, threw for 4,295 yards and 37 touchdowns over the 2016 season, developing rapports with wide receivers Chad Hansen and Demetris Robertson in the process. Those two targets combined for 142 receptions, more than 2,000 yards and 18 touchdowns.

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