Conley likens his style to Denver’s Aqib Talib, another long, press corner who has enjoyed success in the NFL. Like Talib, the former Buckeye is probably best suited — at least initially — in zone coverage.
The sexual assault case is still under investigation, but even if Conley isn’t charged, the NFL could still issue a suspension if an independent investigation concludes that he violated the league’s personal conduct policy.
Aside from the legal challenges he faces, there are some on-field concerns that could keep him from succeeding in the NFL. At the end of the 2015 season, Notre Dame’s Will Fuller — now a Houston Texan — hauled off four receptions on five targets for 103 yards and a touchdown against Conley. Receivers were often able to gain separation on the former Buckeye, who tended to overcompensate by being aggressive with his hands. This led to inevitable penalties.
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What are the concerns about Webb?
“And he has such arm talent. I think he’s just a hard worker off the field as well as on the field, so I don’t think it’s gonna be a problem for him. I know that there are a lot of air raid quarterbacks that don’t really work out in the league, but I don’t think Davis is one of them. I think he’s gonna be very successful at the next level.”
That will be a necessary part of Webb’s development into an NFL quarterback, but there were red flags about his abilities in that area. He threw 34 interceptions and Cheap Zetterberg Jerseys often looked as though he threw into coverage because of pre-determined decisions prior to the snap.