Vanderbilt player notes for Mar 14th, 2018

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March 14, 2018 at 12:25 am.

Ralph Webb – Noteworthy
The cheering grew noticeably louder at the midway point of Vanderbilt’s Pro Day on Tuesday, when running back Ralph Webb took his turn on the bench press. Webb, the Commodores’ all-time leading rusher, turned in a whopping 27 reps at 225 pounds, sparking hoots and howls from his surrounding teammates. Amid the ensuing high-fives, at least one Vanderbilt player wasn’t surprised. “I knew I was going to kill the bench,” Webb said. “I’ve always been pretty strong, one of the strongest guys on the team. I figured I’d get about 25-27 reps.” Webb’s performance was just one piece of Pro Day, when 18 former Commodores worked out for a host of NFL scouts at the Vanderbilt Multipurpose Facility. In all, 29 NFL teams ventured to Nashville to assess the pro prospects of several Vanderbilt standouts.

Like many of his teammates, Webb hopes to forge his own NFL career. The Gainesville, Fla. product finished his collegiate career as a four-year starter and the Commodores’ career rushing leader with 4,173 yards. That number places his sixth all-time in SEC history. At Pro Day, Webb showed out in front of NFL scouts. He leaped for a 36-inch vertical jump and 10′ 2” broad jump, then clocked a fast 4.48 40-yard dash. Webb then showed flashes of pass-catching out of the backfield, the very versatility he hopes will pique the interests of NFL teams. “It’s just coming out and showing that I can run, I’m fast and I can catch the ball out the backfield,” Webb said. “I’ve got great tape. I know I can run the ball. They just want to see where I can move it around and be versatile. I think I came out here and did that today.” – Vanderbilt Football