Cal QB Davis Webb rated top senior QB in 2017 NFL Draft class

When you think of the top quarterbacks in college football, Cal quarterback Davis Webb may not be the first to come to mind, but it looks like it is time to start paying attention.

ESPN Draft guru Mel Kiper Jr. recently released his top three senior quarterbacks in the nation and the former Texas Tech starter was atop the list. To be fair, Kiper acknowledged the top signal-callers regardless of class are Clemson’s Deshaun Watson and Miami’s Brad Kaaya.

However, Kiper believes Webb is a very promising talent.

Kiper also mentioned Minnesota’s Mitch Leidner and Chad Kelly of Ole Miss as the top seniors.

“Watson and Kaaya are the top two names in this class, but don’t bet against Webb and Leidner as first-round possibilities. Webb in particular has an NFL skill set and is a player NFL teams will watch closely,” Kiper wrote. “He could thrive in the draft process.”

At  6-foot-5, 220-pounds, it’s easy to see why teams could be intrigued by Webb.

Through the first three years of his collegiate career, Webb has totaled 5,557 yards, 46 touchdowns and 22 interceptions.

If the transfer can live up to expectations, Cal’s offense may not suffer as big of a drop-off after losing Jared Goff, the No. 1 pick in the 2016 NFL Draft.

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