Giants rookie QB Davis Webb is determined to excel in the Giants offense, and it shows in his unique work ethic, according to ESPN's Jordan Raanan.
Webb, the Giants' third round pick in this year's draft, is always trying to learn on the job which is why he had questions for each quarterback and coach at OTAs and mandatory minicamp.
"I have a ton of questions. I write them out every day," Webb said following minicamp. "I have Eli [Manning] quesitons, Coach [Mike] Sullivan questions, Coach [Frank] Cignetti questions, Josh [Johnson] questions and Geno [Smith] questions. You have it all different. They've all been responsive. I'm just thankful and blessed to have that type of room around me. Some guys don't have that."
With the Giants on a down period for six weeks, Webb is devouring the Giants' playbook, making sure he isn't behind once training camp begins.
"This is important to me," Webb said. "I want to come back in training camp where I'm not thinking as much and just executing and reacting."
The 22-year-old quarterback is in different waters with how the Giants run their West Coast offensive scheme. Webb worked in an up-tempo Air Raid offense at Texas Tech and Cal, where he would call out plays on the fly and barely work out of a huddle. The Giants' plays can also be wordy which is another point he needs to work on.
His transition, so far, has been impressive as he has shown he can work methodically and go through his reads. Webb's physical attributes, particularly his strong arm, has been on full display as well.
"I'm a perfectionist," Webb said. "I'm very hard on myself and very critical. So I can get better. There are a lot of things I need to improve on, even touchdowns. There is something with my footwork or different coverage where I could've went somewhere else and made an easier throw."
Being a rookie also means losing out on reps. But, to make up for them, Webb has been seen mimicking the quarterback under center during drills to make sure he has the plays down pat.
"I've always done that since I was in second grade watching the varsity quarterback at my father's high school. Trying to steal reps as much as I can," Webb said. "I think it's fun seeing it from behind trying to get a vision of what Eli or Josh or Geno are looking at. So when you're not getting those reps...you wnat to make sure you don't miss one and when the meetings come up you can kind of learn from your mistakes. Or the other quarterbacks' thought process."
Webb certainly got his reps in last season at Cal as he attempted 620 passes, completing 61.6 percent for 4,295 yards and 37 touchdowns.