With training camp now just a few weeks away from beginning, we have started running our annual polls asking you to vote on whether or not certain Pittsburgh Steelers players who are perceived as being on the bubble will ultimately make the final 53 man roster out of training camp.
We’ve already had you vote on the linebacker Terence Garvin and guard Chris Hubbard and the majority of you think neither will make the final roster. Today, we will move back to the defensive side of the football and discuss cornerback B.W. Webb.
2014 Season Recap:
Webb was a late arrival in Pittsburgh last year as he spent all of training camp with the Dallas Cowboys, the team that drafted him in the fourth-round of the 2013 NFL Draft. It’s not hard to wonder if the William and Mary product just might have been a Steeler had he lasted one more pick as the organization did show interest in the undersized cornerback leading up to that draft.
Even though he arrived late, Webb easily made the Steelers final 53 man roster. He only played six total snaps on defense with most of those coming in the seldom used dime package.
As far as his special teams contributions went last season, Webb only produced two total tackles.
As just over 5-10 and based off his tape with the Cowboys, Webb is best suited to play inside as opposed to outside. He’s not blazing fast but does leap well when contesting balls.
As the Steelers enter training camp. Webb will be way down the cornerback depth chart. While he might start off running ahead of rookies Senquez Golson and Doran Grant, it might not take the youngsters much time to hawk him down.
Even so, if the Steelers decide to carry six cornerbacks this season, Webb has a solid shot at making the roster once again. He could really secure that shot by becoming a better special teams player, but being as the team now looks like they have a few solid gunners on the roster, Webb will have a tough time proving he’s an ace. It should be noted that Webb has mixed in some boxing to his offseason training program this year.
Former undrafted free agent cornerback Kevin Fogg figures to be Webb’s biggest competition this summer and that’s if the team is dead set on keeping six cornerbacks.
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