NFL’s CBA Is Bad For Giants’ Davis Webb
With the NFL draft rapidly approaching April 26th through the 28th, teams like the New York Giants are scrambling to decide what to do with their draft picks. It's a game of chess against other teams and risk against the future of your organization. For the Giants can they pass up on taking a future Quarterback with the second overall pick when they can't work out Davis Webb?
The current Collective Bargaining Agreement between the NFL and the Player's Union limits the number of workouts a player can do with their team. So while New GM Dave Gettleman and new HC Pat Shurmur decide who to take with the second pick of the Draft, they are limited on what they know about their own roster. The only film they have on second year Quarterback Davis Webb is from his college days at Texas Tech and Cal with a small amount of preseason peppered in.
What if Gettleman and Shurmur could call the offense into the facility and really find out how Webb fits their future. Trent Dilfer and other insiders have already labeled Webb as a "Franchise QB." If they're right the Giants could take PSU RB Saquan Barkley at two or even trade back and add picks. However it's hard to imagine the Giants will pass on the likes of Josh Allen, Josh Rosen or Sam Darnold based solely on some old tape and some testimonials from teammates supporting Webb.