The Bears got a big offensive tackle in the 7th round at #218, his name is J’Marcus Webb.
The Bears biggest needs coming into this draft were at safety, cornerback, offensive line and wide receiver. They filled three of the needs, but fans think they waited too long for a offensive linemen.
J’Marcus Webb is a 6-8, 328 pound offensive tackle out of West Texas A&M. Webb played Division II football, so it might take him some while to develop. He began his college career at the University of Texas where he started 12 games as a true freshman.
He played in the Texas vs. the Nation game, and showed he can compete against better competition. Webb’s best asset is probably his size. Webb wears a size 19 shoe. He is pretty athletic, given his frame. He played left tackle in college but might be best at right tackle in the NFL.
Webb talked about many things, here’s what he said:
On beginning his career at Texas and transferring to West Texas A&M:
“I played 12 games there (at Texas) and left for personal reasons. I felt like I needed more playing time. Now I’m ready to be a Bear and contribute.”
On what position he feels is his best:
“Right now, like I said, I’m ready to contribute, and any position would be key for me, left or right, but I really like the left side.”
On his meeting with Mike Tice:
“Great guy. He was straight forward and he worked me out. I feel like we were a good fit for each other.”
On making the jump to the NFL level:
“I’m ready to play, no doubt about that. I don’t feel like there is anybody who could get in my way. I’m ready to play on the next level, any level.”