Today we take a look at the newest New York Jet. He went undrafted in 2011, was with the Tampa Bay Bucs in 2011 and spent the year on injured reserve. Spotlight on WR Raymond Webber, Arkanas Pine-Bluff.
He measures in at 6’3″ 220 pounds.
He runs a estimated 4.5 40 yard dash.
As a senior at Arkansas Pine-Bluff, he caught 101 passes for 1,429 yards and 10 TDs.
As usual, some highlights first:
PROS:He doesn’t have elite straightforward speed, but what he does have is great acceleration. When he makes the catch he is gone. He gets that step on the defender and he is not stopped. Raymond’s hands are excellent. He doesn’t drop anything, and he uses them well. Notice on the tape that he never catches the ball in his body, always with his hands. That is an excellent trait to have. On the fade/jump ball, he is adept at catching the ball at its highest point.
CONS:The competition he faced is one. Going against the smaller schools he played against, you have to question if he has faced competition that has prepared him for the next level. Nobody played any bump and run against Webber either, if you look at the highlights. The DBs gave him a ton of cushion, and he won’t see this on every play in the NFL. We would have to see how he responds to this type of defense before giving him the all clear as an NFL receiver.
Raymond Webber clearly has talent. The depth chart is long, but he will certainly have his chance. Stranger things have happened, (see Wayne Chrebet). We wish him the best of luck as training camp approaches.