NFL Draft: New York Giants Select Cal QB Davis Webb In Round Three
Nov 12, 2016; Pullman, WA, USA; California Golden Bears quarterback Davis Webb (7) drops back for a pass against the Washington State Cougars during the second half at Martin Stadium. The Cougars won 56-21. Mandatory Credit: James Snook-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Giants are ecstatic after Cal QB Davis Webb fell to them in the third round of the NFL Draft. 

The New York Giants had the 87th pick in the third round and after taking two players no had mocked to them in the draft run-ups in TE Evan Engram and DT Dalvin Tomlinson, they found Eli Manning’s possible heir in Cal QB Davis Webb.

Webb, a transfer from Texas Tech, stands 6-foot-5 and weighs in at 230. That’s the good part. The down side is that Webb is very stiff and extremely green. Webb had a strong Senior Bowl but is considered a project at this point by many. He won’t have to play right away, so he’ll get plenty of time to hone his skills.

Even though GM Jerry Reese claims that Webb has the strongest arm of any QB in the draft, Webb is a short-yardage thrower who has been compared to NFL bust Brock Osweiler by several scouts. Still, the Giants did not expect Webb to still be on the board in the third round.

“When we made our pick, he was the highest player on the board,” said head coach Ben McAdoo, who has admitted to never meeting Webb.”He’s a gym rat, a coach’s son … let’s get him a playbook and a helmet.”

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