Webber has very little NFL experience; he was signed by the Tampa Bay Bucs as an UDFA in 2011 and spent the entirety of the 2011 season on injured reserve. The Seahawks claimed Webber off waivers in early May.
Scouting reports indicate that Webber has the raw specs to become an NFL receiver — decent speed (ran a 4.50 at the combine), excellent hands and good size (6’2″). The biggest mark against him is that he comes from a smaller school (Arkansas Pine-Bluff) and does not have experience facing elite corners like those he would see in the NFL. He will definitely need some time before he is ready to contribute, but his skill set is very much in line with the new talent the team has brought on board this off-season.
Rex Ryan hinted that while he was satisfied with the receivers on the roster, that would not preclude GM Mike Tannenbaum from acquiring reinforcements. At the time, I suspected that might be Braylon Edwards, who was linked to the Jets earlier this spring.. We have since learned that, according to the NY Post, the team is not interested in Braylon. Perhaps it was not veteran reinforcements the team was looking for but rather, more a raw talent with upside. I like it.
Speaking of wide receivers, also in today’s news is the revelation that Vikings WR Percy Harvin has requested a trade. Many fans and bloggers have suggested that the Jets take a look at Harvin, should be become available.
Aerys Sports’ Vikings writer Kim Sherayko updated on the Harvin story this afternoon, explaining that sources close to the Vikings do not believe that Harvin will be granted a trade. Vikings GM Rick Spielman verified these reports telling the media, “We have no interest at all in trading Percy Harvin.”
All of this is a long way of me saying that this, in my opinion, really isn’t worth discussing. The Vikings literally can’t afford to lose Harvin.
Aren’t I just a dream crusher?