Vanderbilt fans were probably pretty upset that an NFL team didn’t see the same talent level in Ralph Webb that they saw in the four years he was in Nashville.
They can breathe a little easier now, knowing Webb has found a home in the NFL with the New England Patriots. Ben Volin of the Boston Globe first reported the news on Twitter.
Patriots signed Vanderbilt RB Ralph Webb as a UDFA and gave him $70k guaranteed — a $20k signing bonus and $50k of base salary. Doesn't guarantee him a roster spot, but makes him a great candidate for at least the practice squad
— Ben Volin (@BenVolin) May 1, 2018
Webb was one of the best, if arguably not the best running back the Commodores have ever had. He broke the program’s mark for touchdowns and holds the mark for most rushing yards ever by a Vanderbilt running back with 4,178. He also ranks No. 6 all-time among SEC rushers.
He had 831 yards on the ground his senior season with 10 touchdowns. He’ll have to buy some cold-weather clothes as he heads north, but he’ll also have the chance to learn under one of the best coach-quarterback relationships ever in Tom Brady and Bill Belichick.