Patrick Mahomes, a first-round pick by the Kansas City Chiefs, congratulated Webb:
Evan Engram, whom the Giants selected in the first round, welcomed in his newest teammate:
SportsNet New York's Ralph Vacchiano was among many positing Webb could be the long-term replacement for Eli Manning:
ESPN's Adam Schefter compared Webb favorably to last year's No. 1 overall pick, Jared Goff:
Bleacher Report's Patricia Traina projected Webb to wind up in New York:
Here's how others reacted to the pick:
Webb played for Texas Tech from 2013 to 2015, throwing for more than 2,500 yards in 2013 and 2014. He broke out from a statistical perspective at California in his final collegiate season as a graduate transfer with 4,295 passing yards and 37 touchdown throws.
His NFL.com draft profile lists him at 6'5" and praised his ability to stand in the pocket and unleash throws with his high release point. It also pointed to Webb's footwork in the pocket and "functional poise" when facing a blitz.
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However, Lance Zierlein raised some concerns in the profile: "System quarterback with more than 65 percent of his attempts coming inside of 10 yards. Webb has enough raw talent to be considered a developmental prospect, but his decision-making and accuracy issues beyond 10 yards is a big red flag that might be tough to overcome in the NFL."
Despite the potential red flags, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network noted at least one national scout is a fan of Webb's intangibles, comparing him to last season's rookie sensation at the quarterback position:
Webb hinted at those intangibles when he provided a plan for himself at the NFL level, per Andy Benoit of The MMQB: "I'm just going to be a sponge. I'm going to be a good teammate. I'm going to be a hard worker, earn my respect first. However long that takes, we'll see what happens."
If he follows that plan, it could help him answer the questions surrounding his game and develop into a starting-caliber quarterback for the Giants.
Manning turned 36 in January, so it makes sense for New York to start considering a succession plan for the two-time Super Bowl champion.