The New York Giants selected Davis Webb with their third-round pick in the NFL Draft out of the University of California. Webb got his first 11-on-11 reps of trainign camp on Wednesday, and coach Ben McAdoo said the rookie will play in Friday’s preseason game against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Here are some takeaways from Webb’s time with the media:
On his grasp of the offense:
“Where I want it to be is perfect,” Webb said. “So, it’s not there yet, but at the same time, I’ve gotten better every day. I think this past week I’ve really taken another step in the offense. They might check at the line of scrimmage, today we had two-minute, and I think they blitzed every play, and I think I did a pretty decent job of trying to pick it up. When they brought one more guy that we couldn’t block, just tried to drift away from it, and get the ball off on time. So, I think I got better today, we’ll watch the film, and just looking forward to Friday. I’m just excited for that.”
On McAdoo telling him he’s playing on Friday:
“I’ve gotten every rep this entire training camp,” Webb said. “Mentally I’ve been tuned in, I’ve been asking questions in meetings, I’m watching the play progress and going through my reads back there. I might not be throwing it, but mentally I’m throwing it. So, mentally I feel sharp. Physically, it was my first time today in a team setting, but I feel good. I feel ready to go, and once my chance comes, I’ll be ready to go and that’s Friday night. So, I’m excited.”
On nerves going into Friday’s game:
“I think I’m nervous for every game,” Webb said. “It’s just the butterflies, you’re excited. But it’s not nervous, it’s just butterflies. Nervous is, to me, when you’re not prepared. You’re kind of freaking out. For me, it’s just that I’m amped up and excited and want to get this going. I want to play with my teammates, I want to get a completion, I want to throw a few touchdowns, I want to win the game. So, I’m just excited to play again and go through my pregame routine. I’ve got my music playlist ready to go, and post-game routine. Hopefully I’ll play good with my teammates, and get a W for the Giants.”