EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- When Joe Webb went high in the end zone Sunday to pull in a three-yard touchdown catch, the physical gifts that have intrigued the Minnesota Vikings coaches for years were apparent.
Up against San Francisco's third-year cornerback Perrish Cox, Webb jumped high in the air, using all of his 6-foot-4 frame and remarkable leaping ability to catch a floating pass from quarterback Christian Ponder. Webb's athletic ability is still leaving Minnesota's coaches to find a place for him. Sunday's catch is the type the Vikings hope Webb can replicate with more time at receiver.
"It was encouraging to see Joe make the play that he made," coach Leslie Frazier said. "That was a heck of a catch. Great job by him. He'll get some other opportunities on Thursday night (in the preseason finale), so you want guys to continue to impress."
Webb's time with Minnesota has come full circle. A dual-threat quarterback at Alabama-Birmingham, the Vikings drafted Webb as a receiver. As s...