IRVING, Texas — The Dallas Cowboys added another member to their secondary on the final day of the 2013 NFL Draft, selecting William & Mary cornerback B.W. Webb.
Webb, who was the only cornerback that the Cowboys used one of their 28 pre-draft visits on, is 5-10, 184 pounds and turned in a 40.5 vertical jump.
The 22-year-old intercepted 11 passes while at William & Mary, the only college to offer him a scholarship, but he didn’t snag one during his senior season. Webb broke up eight passes as a senior and 19 in his four years in college.
“I made a big splash my first two years and I guess [opponents] really didn’t want those problems later on,” said Webb, who intercepted eight passes as a freshman.
According to his NFL.com profile, Webb has a “tenacious attitude” and “excellent ball skills” to go along with “cover skills to be one of the top small school prospects in the draft.”
His NFL.com comparison? Adam Jones.
“I think I’m athletic enough to play inside and outside,” Webb said. “I’m definitely planning on playing special teams. Whatever they need me to do I’m going to do.”
After spending their first three picks on offensive players, Webb, the 17th cornerback selected in the 2013 draft, became the Cowboys’ second consecutive defensive selection. Dallas chose safety J.J. Wilcox in the third round.