Martell Webb is a Michigan reserve TE that reportedly came in for a visit with the Jets. We don't need a TE. This guy started like 3 games. His college career stats consists of 9 catches for 111 yards and 2 TDs. One site lists him at 6'5" and 227 lbs, another at 6'4" and 255 lbs and yet another says 6'3" and 276 lbs. He wasn't invited to the combine and on his pro day he ran a 4.79 40 yard dash. So what gives? Why waste a valuable visitor slot here?
More after the jump.
Well, we have a 7th round pick. And not just any 7th round pick but one of the picks way at the end of the draft in Mr. Irrelevant territory. So is there anything here? I don't know. But watching a bit of tape of some practice (yeah, there isn't much out there), he's got some shiftyness for a big man (however big he actually is) and appears to have decent hands. (Long tape. No need to watch the whole thing). http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g_TvP8m5AeY
But we already have Keller, Cumberland and Mulligan? Agreed. But here is some tape of this kid playing H-Back (not halfback but the TE/fullback combo played by Richie Anderson and Keith Byars for the Jets back in the day in the Parcells era). I am not rallying for this kid here, but want to provide an insight into what I think Keller and Cumberland should be doing for the Jets in addition to their pass catching ability. At 19 minutes, this is an investment in time but this kid has some wonderful blocks sliding all the way across the line. Its a lesson in H-Back blocking and what Keller should be doing for us. For those who watch, Webb is number 80. The film shows the horizontal play results followed by the vertical play setup. Its usually only in the latter that you can spot and follow number 80. See the 2 min and the 3:20 clips. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kXFFM5FQs6Y&feature=related
If you watched, tell me you don't believe Keller and Cumberalnd should be providing these kinda H-back sets for us!!!???