One player that has turned heads during the Las Vegas Raiders’ training camp has been Sam Webb. He’s also made the most of his playing time during the preseason. Currently vying for playing time, can Webb crack the final roster?
Will Raiders CB Sam Webb make the roster over Amik Robertson?
Right now, the Raiders have a bit of a jam at cornerback. Nate Hobbs, Anthony Averett, and Rock Ya-Sin will be the top three, with Trayvon Mullen coming back to round off the group. Webb is also going up against Darius Phillips and Amik Robertson for playing time, with the latter being raved about in camp. Regardless, Webb is making a name for himself already. The Missouri Western product impressed at the NFL combine with a 4.48 40 time and 14 reps on the bench press. The signing of Webb was heralded as a steal when the Raiders signed him as an undrafted free agent.
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Sam Webb is making noise…
Despite technically being buried in the unofficial depth chart, people are taking notice of Webb. Against the Miami Dolphins yesterday, Webb had the hit of the night. As ESPN’s Paul Gutierrez pointed out, Webb should’ve been credited with the forced fumble, fumble recovery, and touchdown return. A triple whammy, literally. That level of tackling definitely belongs on the Raiders. In fact, you could argue that with his frame and size (nearly six-foot-one, 202 pounds, and possessing 32-plus inch arms in length), Webb could be a versatile piece in Patrick Graham’s defense.
His tackling ability and athleticism would allow him to be a contributor on run defense. He isn’t afraid to lay down the wood, and combined with his awareness, Webb is always looking for the ball just as he did in college. The Raiders could have a potential playmaker. They could even play it safe and allow him time to develop while they bring him up on special teams. It might come down to a matchup between Robertson and Webb at this point. The latter has been impressing at camp this month, so this potential roster battle will be one to watch as cuts will soon take place again.
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