Ralph Webb

Vanderbilt
RB

Prospect Info

College
Vanderbilt
Hometown
Class
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Senior
Height
Weight
Arms
5' 10"
202 lbs
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Hands
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Prospect Grade

4.91
Should Be in an NFL Training Camp
How We Grade
40 Yard Dash
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Bench Press
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Vertical Jump
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Broad Jump
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3 Cone Drill
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20 Yd Shuttle
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Webb was no under-recruited bargain for Vanderbilt -- he was a first-team Class 6A All-State pick from Gainesville, Florida who ran for over 2,000 yards and 28 touchdowns. He was also a two-time state champ in the long jump. Now he's the top rusher in Vandy history, earning that title after just three seasons on the field. As a redshirt freshman, Webb was a freshman All-SEC pick with 907 yards and four scores on 212 attempts (10-30 receiving). He carried the load again as a sophomore, taking the ball 277 times and covering 1,152 yards with five scores while also receiving 22 passes for 188 yards and two touchdowns. Webb started every game for the third straight year (37 consecutive) in 2016, garnering second-team All-SEC honors after setting a Commodores single-season rushing record with 1,283 yards while scoring 13 times on 250 totes (21-186 receiving). He displayed his tough-minded and patient running style by rushing for 111 yards and a touchdown in the team's loss to North Carolina State at the Independence Bowl. Webb completed his streak of 49 straight starts at the end of his junior year, covering 831 yards and scoring 10 times on 192 carries (13-188, one touchdown receiving).
By Lance Zierlein
NFL Analyst
Draft Projection
Priority free agent
Overview
Below average athlete who is unable to shake defenders or break tackles at an acceptable rate to create for himself in the NFL. Webb runs with tight hips and duck feet and doesn't have NFL play speed. He'll get into camp and work his tail off, but he may not have the play qualities necessary to overcome his physical deficiencies.
Strengths
  • Packs his lunch and goes to work
  • Has consecutive start streak of 49 games
  • Extremely durable and consistent over his four years
  • Good vision helps him recognize developing rush lanes
  • Does a good job of recognizing opportunities to bounce the ball wide, but won't break off interior runs unnecessarily
  • Looks to finish with a pop
  • Showed necessary tenacity to finish runs in the red zone with 23 rushing touchdowns over the last two seasons
  • Feet almost never stop moving during the run
  • Plays with desired level of toughness
Weaknesses
  • Short-stepper with extremely tight hips
  • Generates very little knee lift when he's into a full sprint
  • Upright runner
  • Herky-jerky running style includes footwork that looks disjointed and random
  • Small for an every-down back and has issues pushing the pile
  • Yardage after contact was extremely low
  • Narrow base creates balance problems
  • Lacks agility and plus athletic traits
  • Takes way too long to gear down and make cuts in open field
  • Has too many would-be catches turn into drops

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GRADE
9.00-10
Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-8.99
Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99
Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49
Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.50-6.99
Chance to become Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.00-6.49
Should become instant starter
5.50-5.99
Chance to become NFL starter
5.20-5.49
NFL backup or special teams potential
5.01-5.19
Better-than-average chance to make NFL roster
5.00
50-50 Chance to make NFL roster
4.75-4.99
Should be in an NFL training camp
4.50-4.74
Chance to be in an NFL training camp
NO GRADE
Likely needs time in developmental league