In preparation for the NFL Draft, Mark Webb participated in the Senior Bowl to improve his draft stock. To Georgia fans, one of the highlights of the entire week belonged to Webb, who intercepted Jamie Newman on Day 2 of preparation.
TIP DRILL! LSU's JaCoby Stevens (@jacobystevens7) nearly jumps TOO HIGH to tip this pass...and Georgia's Mark Webb (@humblehead_mark) is there for the interception - recording one of the top plays from day 2 at the @senior bowl@UGASportscom @TigerDetails pic.twitter.com/a1oDZ2gxHk— Rivals (@Rivals) January 27, 2021
This type of thing endeared Webb even further to Dawg Nation, although he was already a Damn Good Dawg prior to the Senior Bowl trip.
Coming out of high school, Webb was listed as the #135 player in the nation and the #21 wide receiver. However, he switched to cornerback his freshman year to help the team while also enabling him to see the field quicker.
Webb’s first two seasons consisted of primarily special teams and garbage time play. Prior the Webb’s junior year in 2019, he was awarded with the Charley Trippi Award given for versatility, which Webb embodied his final two seasons. Starting at the STAR position in Georgia’s secondary, Webb made several impactful plays, including an interception against Auburn in 2020.
The 6’2” Webb’s versatility will catch the eyes of NFL scouts, as he has lined up in multiple spots in the secondary and capable at both coverage and stopping the run. Furthermore, Webb lit it up at the UGA Pro Day, recording an 11’4” broad jump and a 36.5 inch vertical.
This type of athleticism, combined with Webb’s size and versatility, should see Webb be taken in the latter rounds of the Draft. However, it wouldn’t come as a complete shock if a team fell in love with him and he was drafted early on Day 3.
Regardless of what happens this weekend, Webb was a selfless player who was always willing to help the Dawgs.