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Notes & Quotes: Senior Bowl Prospects

Jets Team Reporter Eric Allen Caught Up with Some of the Top Players Following The First Practice in Mobile, AL


QB Davis Webb (Cal)
After playing three seasons and graduating from Texas Tech, Webb headed west to play one more season with the Bears, throwing for 4,295 yards, 37 TDs and 12 INTs while completing 61.6% of his passes and earning team MVP honors.

Webb will be working with the Cleveland Browns coaching staff throughout the week as they are leading the South Team (the Chicago Bears' staff is in charge of the North). Webb, who was named Cal's starter three days into fall camp, will also be working with former NFL QB Jim Zorn throughout his draft process. 

"I think the biggest thing is being labeled a system guy. Coming from the Bear Raid offense, I want to prove to NFL personnel that I can come in and learn a brand new system that the Cleveland Browns have put on me — and be successful at it," he said. "I have the capability to learn any system, I just need the information and I'll go right to work on it. I'm the hardest working player in the country and I take pride in that. That's the biggest thing I want to show people this week."

CB Jourdan Lewis (Michigan)
The 5'11", 186-pound Lewis is set on proving that he's capable of playing both outside the numbers and in the slot. The Detroit native has a good understanding of what to expect in the pros as he's picked the brain of Wolverines head coach Jim Harbaugh.

"It's fast," said Lewis of the NFL. "The speed of the game changes, but the hard work never does. Once you put your head down and grind, good things will happen. And that's one of the things he preaches every day — bring energy and work ethic."

CB Desmond King (Iowa)
The 2015 Jim Thorpe Award winner returned to Iowa for his senior year to finish his degree despite the likelihood of being a first-round pick in last year's draft. King's production took a dip this season — eight INT in '15 compared to three in '16 — but the Hawkeyes' captain zeroed in locking down the opposing receiver whether or not the ball was coming his way.

"Going from 2015 to 2016, making those drastic steps that really catapulted me onto a different level, and then coming back and seeing those drop, it's something different," he said. "But I expect to boost those stats because a quarterback isn't going to target you as much after you caught eight interceptions. Coming back and emerging as a leader was very important to me, showing the younger guys the way to lead."

QB Nate Peterman (Pitt)
Peterman, a Tennessee transfer, split his four-year collegiate career with the Volunteers and the Panthers. The Jacksonville native only played in 11 games in Knoxville before transferring to Pitt, where he threw for 5,142 yards, 47 touchdowns and 15 interceptions in 26 games.

"I developed a lot," Peterman said of his time at Pitt. "I learned a lot — I had two different offenses in two years so that certainly helped me learn the game conceptually. I met a lot of great people and it was a fun two years."

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